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

Toby Thain <>
Thu Sep 25 22:56:15 CEST 2008

On 25-Sep-08, at 4:15 PM, Tony Cappellini wrote:

>> is well documented. The problem, as explained by Toby, is that the  
>> editor
>> you are using is writing the file in  UTF-16(probably) .
> I did see his reply. I also had tried compiling the file I downloaded
> without editing it, and had the same problem- or so I thought so.
> It appears as though I did not overwrite the file i had edited by
> hand, with the one I downloaded.
> I've deleted thed edited file, and unzipped it from the downloaded  
> zip file.
> It now compiles.
>> It is very unusual to store source code for any programming  
>> language in
>> UTF-16.  What editor are you using?
> I think when I typed in the example, I used Scintilla Text Editor,
> which is just a very lightweight editor, that I use for quick edits.
> For regular development I'll use Slick Edit, Wing IDE, or Codewrite

Eclipse is also great. There is an Erlang environment.


> I use Scintilla Text Editor daily for python, Windows batch files,
> C/C++ and have no problems.
> This is the first language I've worked with that is sensitive to the
> encodings used.
> I'll see if i can make it defualt to whatever Erlang requires.
> Thanks
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