[erlang-questions] Writing my own REPL

Robert Virding <>
Sat Sep 27 00:01:36 CEST 2008

Does it? I didn't know that. :-) However if I do -noshell do I still
user_drv running with its ability to do ^G? Which I want (see another


2008/9/26 Attila Babo <>

> Your init function returns immediately then you asked for init:stop()
> so Erlang quits as you ordered. What's wrong with a simple REPL cycle
> using your code like this:
>  erl -noshell -s myshell loop  -s init stop
> Take a look at LFE (git://github.com/rvirding/lfe.git), it works as
> expected:
>  erl -noshell -s lfe_shell server -s init stop -pa ebin
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