[erlang-questions] 2 questions

Serge Aleynikov serge@REDACTED
Thu Nov 2 13:43:36 CET 2006

Kirill Zaborski wrote:
> Are there any resources about using Erlang in Emacs?
> And also are there any resources about debugging Erlang (in Emacs or simply
> in erl)? I searched for some tutorial and it seems like there is almost
> nothing except documentation about dbg.


Erlang offers a very powerful tracing facility.  In fact, once you are 
accustomed to it, you will rarely need to use a debugger.

The dbg tracing docs are here:

Yet, the example of dbg is documented in a rather non-intuitive place 
(scroll closer to the middle of the page):

The link below (at the bottom of the page) has an extension of the 
Erlang shell that simplifies usage of tracing facility:


> On 11/2/06, Vlad Dumitrescu <vladdu55@REDACTED> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 11/2/06, Nils Müllner <nils.muellner@REDACTED > wrote:
>> >     1: is there a standard ide? currently i use erlide plugin for
>> > eclipse, but i don't find the debugger implemented in there...
>> The standard IDE is still Emacs. We're working on erlide, but there's
>> still a lot to do. The debugger is the next big feature that we are
>> targeting, but I can't give a time estimate now.
>> >     2: as i have to import every module i'd like to use, i wanted to
>> > ask, if there is a nice way to browse one folder for possible modules,
>> > list them and then let the user choose one without the need to import
>> > them all. reason: of my program is extended later, it would be nice to
>> > be able to write modules that are automatically detected.
>> I'm not sure what you mean. One doesn't *have* to import any module,
>> just use Module:Function(). The only thing importing does is let you
>> write less text (i.e. just Function()), at the price of having to
>> worry about function name clashes.
>> best regards,
>> Vlad
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