[erlang-questions] Auto recompilation

Hynek Vychodil <>
Wed Aug 13 10:56:17 CEST 2008

I cooked another one for myself (a little shorter than yours) but than I
decide it is wrong idea. Auto recompilation is good toy but contraindication
to reliability.

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 9:18 AM, Paul Guyot <> wrote:

> Hello,
> Do you know of an auto-recompilation server, i.e. a process that
> looks for changes in source files and recompiles whatever changed in
> the background?
> There is eunit's watcher, but from I gather reading the source, it is
> not an auto-recompilation server. It is opt-in (you must declare
> modules to watch), it doesn't recompile and it uses code:purge/1
> instead of code:soft_purge/1 (which can kill a process).
> I've cooked a simple one, but since this is a very small (<200 lines)
> albeit useful program, I guess there should be a more mature
> implementation around, but I couldn't find one with a Google search.
> Paul
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--Hynek (Pichi) Vychodil
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