[erlang-questions] Quick question about resetting shells

OvermindDL1 overminddl1@REDACTED
Fri Apr 15 12:49:15 CEST 2011

Please excuse top posting, on phone.

What are the differences and pros/cons between eunit and common_test, and
any good tutorials for setting up such a server as you describe?

I usually just use distel or ErlIDE.  Oh how I would love KDevelop
integration to lessen swapping with my cpp work...
On Apr 15, 2011 4:19 AM, "Vlad Dumitrescu" <vladdu55@REDACTED> wrote:
> Hi!
> On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 12:06, Dave Challis <dsc@REDACTED> wrote:
>> I'm fairly new to erlang, so when I'm working on something, my
>> cycle usually goes something like:
>> 1. Write/change code
>> 2. Compile using rebar / erlc
>> 3. Start a shell using erl -pa ebin
>> 4. Paste in commands to test changes
>> 5. Quit shell, go to 1
>> Steps 3-5 usually take the longest, so I'm wondering, is there any way to
>> stay in a shell, but to reset it to the default state? I.e. the
>> of calling l(module_name) to load the latest version of the compiled
>> calling f() to clear all variables, and also destroying any ETS tables
>> might have been created.
>> Or is there some better way to test code changes from the shell after
>> files have been recompiled while it's running?
> I would strongly recommend to start using a test server - eunit or
> common_test are included in OTP. It really does wonders with the length of
> the development cycle :-) Plus it's much more reproducible and all the
> advantages of having automated tests.
> regards,
> Vlad
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