[erlang-questions] Package Support/Use

Hal Snyder <>
Tue Oct 31 00:14:42 CET 2006

I've been out of the loop for awhile, but IIRC packages weren't fully  
integrated into the release system, boot & script files, etc. Or did  
that change?

On Oct 30, 2006, at 4:54 PM, Matthew Reilly wrote:

> On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 14:07 -0800, Eric Merritt wrote:
>> Guys,
>>   Why aren't packages used more often? They have been in the language
>> for more than three years or so now.
> The documentation is pretty slim -- there's the packages(3) man page
> (which doesn't seem to be referenced by many (any) other man pages).
> The erlang reference manual (e.g.
> http://www.erlang.se/doc/doc-5.5.1/doc/reference_manual/ 
> part_frame.html)
> doesn't mention them (as far as I can tell).
> Since there are not many examples of their use, perhaps the main  
> reason
> is plain old obscurity. As a self taught Erlang user, I've only heard
> about them from a couple emails on this list. The first thing I did  
> when
> I saw a post about them was go to the reference manual and when I  
> didn't
> find them in there I assumed they were not a standard part of the
> language.

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