[erlang-questions] Lots of pre-built stuff in otp_src_R14B.tar.gz

Peter Lemenkov <>
Thu Nov 11 13:51:27 CET 2010

2010/11/11 Raimo Niskanen <>:

>> I just found that tarball with sources for R14B contains pre-built
>> *.beam files. Is it intentional?

> It is needed for the bootstrap process;

It  seems that the number of prebuilt files greatly surpasses the
number of ones actually required for bootstrapping. According to
README.bootstrap the only required binaries are

With best regards, Peter Lemenkov.

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