[erlang-questions] Erlang IDE

Robert Dionne <>
Tue Nov 17 22:28:42 CET 2009


+1 for Emacs+Distel. If you're already an emacs user this combo is  
essentially an IDE, "who calls", symbolic debugging, etc....


On Nov 17, 2009, at 3:01 PM, Garrett Smith wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 11:08 AM, NavTux <>  
> wrote:
>>      I need good interactive IDE for erlang for both windows and
>> linux<Ubuntu> ,which one is best to work with erlang?
>> It ll be good one if the IDE functions like Netbeans that means If  
>> any
>> error happens it shows the tip to rectify
>
> Have you looked at erlIDE?
>
> http://erlide.sourceforge.net
>
> This is probably your best bet, though when I looked at it (a few
> months ago), it was rough around the edges.
>
> Just to give you an idea how limited the Erlang IDE story is, I
> switched from Vim to Emacs as my main source editor in order to take
> advantages of its Erlang support. IMO, if you're going to invest a
> *lot* of time in Erlang, you'll want to consider a switch as well.
> Unfortunately, that's a huge transition of you do your work in
> Netbeans. Nevertheless, Emacs is the path of least resistance for
> productive development in Erlang.
>
> Another point to bear in mind... most Erlang projects use automake
> tools for builds... not a happy place for Windows development. I've
> restored to run virtualized Ubuntu on my Windows machines to do any
> Erlang development. Again, path of least resistance. You can certainly
> use Windows, but you're going to hit bumps along the way.
>
> Garrett
>
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