[erlang-questions] Shell doesn't seem to recognize code changes.

Gordon Guthrie <>
Wed Jan 7 12:07:42 CET 2009

The mochiweb stuff also includes a reloader module that will detect
externally compiled changes and load them.

It can be found here:


2009/1/7 Ryan Lepidi <>:
> Hello,
> I am new to Erlang so this is probably some stupid oversight. Basically, I
> have a module that is an implementation of gen_server. I start the server in
> the shell, execute some function, then terminate it. My problem is that if I
> change a function in the module, recompile it, and then execute it in the
> shell again (without closing the shell inbetween the compile), the OLD
> version of the function still remains - the only way to get my new
> functionality is to restart the shell. I make sure to terminate the server
> before starting it up again to test the modified function, and I have
> verified it is indeed stopping with processes().
> Am I doing something wrong?
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