[erlang-questions] Dialyzers dependency on wx seems to be broken

Kostis Sagonas <>
Mon Mar 1 08:18:59 CET 2010

Eric Merritt wrote:
> Hello All,
>  The version of dialyzer released with R13B04 has a direct application
> dependency on wx. This seems to broken as wx is not a startable
> application. I suspect that this should be specified as a library
> application so that it is not required to be started for dialyzer to
> start.

Hi Eric,

I admit I have trouble understanding your message.  In its default mode, 
dialyzer does not require the presence of 'wx'.  It only requires it if 
you start dialyzer using:

	dialyzer --gui --wx

Can it be that you are you referring to the following line in file 

   {applications, [compiler, gs, hipe, kernel, stdlib, wx]},

I am not an expert on .app files and how they should be structured, but 
I see the dependency to 'wx' there analogous to that of 'hipe', 
'kernel', 'stdlib' etc. which also do not have a start() function.

Anyway, feel free to suggest a concrete change and we'll adopt it.


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