[erlang-questions] hrl files

Richard O'Keefe <>
Thu Jun 17 05:16:52 CEST 2010

On Jun 17, 2010, at 8:31 AM, Jean-Yves F. Barbier wrote:

> Hi list,
> is it possible to compile .hrl files?

Whenever you compile a .erl file you are compiling the
contents of any .hrl files it includes.

If you mean something like "precompiled headers" from C
land, the reason for that is that your typical C source
file is 100 lines of code #including 20,000 lines of
system headers.  Erlang isn't _that_ bad, so there would
be far less benefit from preprocessing .hrl files.

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