[erlang-questions] Application config (.app) without app file

Steven Gravell <>
Mon Oct 4 13:59:59 CEST 2010


otherwise you could use the load function directly
http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/application.html#load-1

/Steven Gravell
http://mokele.co.uk/


2010/10/4 Håkan Mattsson <>

> On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 8:20 PM, Max Lapshin <> wrote:
> > Hi. Is it possible to start application without .app file on disk? It
> > seems, that loading config from disk is hardcoded in load_application
> > functionality.
>
> You can have diskless Erlang nodes which loads code, .app-files etc. from a
> remote node. See the man pages for erl_prim_loader and erl_boot_server.
>
> /Håkan
>
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