[erlang-questions] bug or feature in erl -pa

Jachym Holecek <>
Wed Sep 8 15:48:38 CEST 2010


# David Mercer 2010-09-08:
> On September 07, Joe Armstrong wrote:
> 
> > Should ../ebin be converted to an absolute path in the "erl -pa ..."
> > command?
> 
> I would think so.  I would generally expect unquoted relative paths at the
> command line to exhibit the behavior as if expanded by the shell.

... which to leave them relative to CWD. Both "." and ".." are real
directories, not some kind of illusion fabricated by shell. :-)

(Just amused by the contradiction in your response, not really
 disagreeing with the idea.)

Regards,
	-- Jachym


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