[erlang-questions] distel-mode with *.beam files separate from source

mats cronqvist <>
Fri May 30 13:21:49 CEST 2008

Paul Fisher wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-05-30 at 13:06 +0200, mats cronqvist wrote:
>> Paul Fisher wrote:
>>> I'm certain that it does have debugging information, so the error
>>> message is really not accurately reflecting the problem, which
>>> ultimately the fact that int:i/1 cannot find any beam file to associate
>>> with the absolute source path name.
>>> The problem is that distel:find_source/1 in the face of this arrangement
>>> locates the source file as:
>>>   top/project/application/source.erl
>>> rather than
>>>   top/bld/erlang/application/src/source.erl
>>> Then when it hands the former to the int:i/1 the interpreter does not
>>> know how to find the source.beam file based on that location.
>>> ...
>>   i don't remember if i already answered this; apologies if i'm rehashing.
>>   seems there's a couple of issues.
>>  * i think distel:guess_source_file/2 is correct; if the erl file 
>> pointed to by the beam file exists, it's likely the correct one.
>>  * when erlc sticks the compilation info in the beam file, it follows links.
>>  * int:i/1 insists that the erl and the beam file must be either in the 
>> same dir, or in adjacent src/ebin dirs.
> All of this work correctly (as i noted in a follow-up message).  

  oops. soory for adding to the noise.


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