[erlang-questions] Rather not - aintiquated build/deploy processes (Re: Why isn't erlang strongly typed?)

Bengt Kleberg bengt.kleberg@REDACTED
Wed Oct 22 07:14:56 CEST 2008


There is an erlang make tool that is platform agnostic.


On Tue, 2008-10-21 at 20:24 +0200, Holger Hoffstaette wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 20:10:38 +0300, Taavi Talvik wrote:
> > Erlang has enourmously strong foundation for build&deploy processes.
> Yes, I understand all that. I was thinking about development, not
> operational concerns. The runtime properties are all very nice and well
> thought-out, no argument there.
> However, it is not clear to me why the domain necessitates user-hostile,
> platform-specific development tools like (e)make. I know that these things
> tend to "accidentally" happen, but regardless of the established history,
> one has to wonder exactly how often the good Erlang team was allowed to go
> into the big blue room known as "outside". :)
> Holger
> PS: please don't take this too seriously. I'm just miffed that so many
> Erlang modules are built with platform-specific Makefiles and Unixy paths.
> Good cross-platform toolchain support is rarely a technical problem.
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