[erlang-questions] Use of makefiles

Kevin Scaldeferri <>
Thu Feb 28 19:41:56 CET 2008


On Feb 28, 2008, at 3:40 AM, Alexander Lamb wrote:

> Hello list,
>
> I am starting a project in Erlang. I read Armstrong's book. He
> indicates he uses makefiles to manage compiling erlang modules.
>
> Now, I am wondering. Is this overkill? Slightly outdated (makefiles
> make me think of those sendmail config files: totally weird and
> impossible to understand)?
>
> What are the various strategies to manage your build / run or build /
> deploy cycles?
>
> Then, what is the strategy used to organize your code?


I would have a look at the system the "Dukes of Erl" have built: http://dukesoferl.blogspot.com/2008/02/erlang-and-automake.html

While I have not had a chance to use this system specifically, I've  
used the two progenitor frameworks to it and I would expect it to be  
very good quality.



-kevin



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