[erlang-questions] Stand Alone Erlang or Equivalent

David Mercer <>
Wed Sep 5 23:18:47 CEST 2007


Why can't you do that with a multi-file application?



Good point.  You can.  I stand corrected.

 

Cheers,

 

David

 

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From: Vlad Dumitrescu [mailto:] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 16:03
To: 
Cc: Erlang Questions
Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Stand Alone Erlang or Equivalent

 

Hi, 

On 9/5/07, David Mercer <> wrote:

A stand-alone executable is very useful for putting on a USB thumb drive.  I
keep a lot of utilities on my USB drive that I can plug in wherever I go.
Imagine being able to stick your USB drive into any Windows PC and firing up

Erlang.

 

Why can't you do that with a multi-file application?

I once put the whole Eclipse installation including Erlide (and thus a full
Erlang installation) on an USB and after some small tweaking it worked fine.
The only trouble was that it was slow (because Eclipse needs to touch many
files), but it worked. 

regards,
Vlad

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