[erlang-questions] Re: why is the error reason in a catch/try truncated?

Fernando Benavides <>
Tue Jan 18 16:05:58 CET 2011

Did you try using erlang:get_stacktrace()

Something along the lines of...

        compile_file(File, Args, ParseTree) ->
            case (catch compile_file0(File, Args, ParseTree)) of
                {'EXIT', Why} ->
                    io:format("Compile file:~s aborted with:~p ~n
        \tStack: ~p~n",[File, Why, erlang:get_stacktrace()]);
                _ ->

...may do the trick

On Tue, 2011-01-18 at 15:58 +0100, Steve Strong wrote:

> Nope, you're not the only one. Loosing exception information like that can be very frustrating.

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