[erlang-questions] compile several modules from shell

Bengt Kleberg <>
Tue Dec 1 11:49:30 CET 2009


Greetings,

Please try the Erlang shell command
nl(module_1).

It is like l(module_1), but for all the (connected) nodes.


bengt

On Tue, 2009-12-01 at 11:23 +0100, Roberto Ostinelli wrote:
> dear all,
> 
> as many of us are, i often use multiple nodes in my erlang
> applications. during development, all nodes reside on the same
> machine.
> 
> fact is, when i compile a module on one of the nodes, the other nodes
> are erraticly updated with the freshly compiled module, even if it is
> not running [probably a cache of the loaded modules, i guess]. what i
> experience is that some nodes get updated, some others not, in a way i
> cannot figure a common pattern.
> 
> therefore, the only thing i have figured out to do is to compile the
> module on the shell of all the running nodes, issuing the
> c(module_to_compile) command [which forces the refresh of the loaded
> modules].
> 
> however, when i have to compile many modules, i find myself compiling
> all of them manually, repeatedly: c(module_1), c(module_2), .... on
> every node. this is annoying.
> 
> my questions are:
> 
> 1. is there another way to force the refresh [if this is the issue] so
> that, when i use a bash script to compile all modules all the nodes on
> the machine use the freshly compiled code?
> 2. otherwise, is ther a way to issue a shell compile on multiple
> modules [such as c(*) or such]?
> 
> thank you,
> 
> r.
> 
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