[erlang-questions] escript lives

Bengt Kleberg <>
Tue Oct 17 09:30:47 CEST 2006

On 2006-10-16 23:42, Wayne Vucenic wrote:
> moving over Joe's .tgz file and unzipping it on OS X.  This
> fixes the problem I was seeing with mk_escript.sh.  I'm not


> changed Makefile to
> all:
> echo ${BEAM_FILES}
> as you suggested:
> Mini:~/erlang/escript-4.0 wayne$ make
> echo escript.beam .beam
> escript.beam .beam
> well, that explains what we're seeing.  It correctly makes
> escript.beam, then fails to make .beam

i did not expect make to get escript.beam right, so there i was wrong. 
but i did get the error location right. yay me :-)

> One fix would be to change the first 3 lines in the Makefile from
> MODS = escript
> ERL_FILES = $(MODS:=.erl)
> BEAM_FILES = $(MODS:=.beam)
> to
> ERL_FILES = escript.erl
> BEAM_FILES = escript.beam
> With this one change it all builds correctly.

i think your solution is the right one for escripts makefile.

generally speaking, using make is a problem. this is just a minor 
nuisance, for the real problems see (among others) 

    EPO guidelines 1978: "If the contribution to the known art resides
    solely in a computer program then the subject matter is not
    patentable in whatever manner it may be presented in the claims."

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