[erlang-questions] First Erlang experiences- not so good

Tony Cappellini <>
Thu Sep 25 17:22:47 CEST 2008

> Hi Tony,
> Even though they look identical, the example.erl file on the above site, and
> the file that you have attached are different. Try opening them up in a hex
> editor/viewer and you will see the difference.
> Your attachment is encoded in Unicode: the first two bytes of your file are
> 0xFF, 0xFE, and every second byte of the file is a 0x00. The example.erl on
> the above site is not in Unicode. The compiler apparently does not like
> Unicode, so you'll need to configure your editor to save in some other
> format.
> You can get example.erl to compile by opening it up in notepad, and then
> click "Save As". In the "Save As" dialog box, there is an option to choose
> your encoding. If you select ANSI, the file will compile correctly.

I will try this shortly.
Thanks for all the replies.

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