[erlang-questions] windows question

Dmitrii 'Mamut' Dimandt <>
Tue Mar 6 09:48:38 CET 2007


Hmmm...

As far as I remember (I'm on Linux now), I always used the Windows
installer from erlang.org.

I guess you need to manually add erl to your path variable in order to
get access to it from anywhere in the system (i don't think the
installer does that). "My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced ->
Environment Variables"

Once that's done, you can start erl from any directory. The compiled
beam file will then be placed in the directory where the source file is.

Joe Armstrong wrote:
> Hi Guys - help needed.
>
> A question came up on the errata list for the Erlang book - it was
> about windows use
> I'll quote the question below - I'm only an occasional windows user
> so I don't know the best answer to this.
>
> Me - I use mingw and msys (I forget) - and a erl.bat file that aliases erlc
> but I have no idea if this is the best way to proceed.
>
> What is "best practice"????
>
> Thanks
>
> /Joe
>
> Here are the two posts
>
> (from http://books.pragprog.com/titles/jaerlang/errata)
>
>
>
>  	
>
> #6533: There should be some description on where to put modules such
> as math4.erl once it is downloaded so that c(math4). works without an
> error.--Stephen Freitag
>
> #6524: > Start your favorite text editor and enter the following
>   
>> into a file called shop.erl.
>>     
>
> This to me is almost always the hardest entry point for anyone into a
> language. Start your text editor where? From the same directory as
> Cean? If you do that it doesn't compile because the Cean start script
> immediately moves to the bin directory (at least under windows):
>
>   
>> cd erlang/erts*/windows/bin
>> start werl.exe
>>     
>
> In order for it to compile under the shell I've got to place the file
> in Erlang's bin directory. Not exactly the place where you want to be
> storing your src and beam files.--Chris Baker
>
> #end
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