[erlang-questions] A potential fix for escript on Windows

Frédéric Trottier-Hébert fred.hebert@REDACTED
Sun Jun 5 00:36:38 CEST 2011

All steps of development, how to run tests, etc. are described in the Erlang github wiki: https://github.com/erlang/otp/wiki

You can see the submitting patches page (https://github.com/erlang/otp/wiki/Submitting-patches) for more details on the exact topic you're looking for.

Hope this helps.

Fred Hébert

On 2011-06-04, at 18:33 PM, Pierre Rouleau wrote:

> OK, I think I know why escript is not accepting scrips unless it's invoked as escript.exe.
> I took a look at erts/etc/common/escript.c which I believe is the source for escript.
> I think one of the problem under Windows is the fact that when  escript's main() is looking for the escript basename, it does not consider that, under Windows, it could very well be escript (just as much as escript.exe).  If the invocation line is "escript the_scrip_file.erl arguments", then escript thinks the argv[0] is the name of the script (instead of escript executable) and appends ".escript" to it.
> One way to solve this problem under Windows, from what I can tell so far, would be to check for escript.exe as well as escript under Windows, as the following patch to escript does (from the R14B03 source taken at erlang.org):
> @@ -377,7 +377,8 @@
>      last_opt = argv;
>  #ifdef __WIN32__
> -    if (_stricmp(basename, "escript.exe") == 0) {
> +    if ( (_stricmp(basename, "escript.exe") == 0)
> +       ||(_stricmp(basename, "escript") == 0)) {
>  #else
>      if (strcmp(basename, "escript") == 0) {
>  #endif
> I have not yet tested that patch (I am still downloading Cygwin's development package to be able to build Erlang from source on the Windows box).
> If I get it working, should I (and where should I) submit a patch to escript.c?
> Also, is there a bug tracker for Erlang where one can browse through bug reports, submit one and identify patches or is everything done through the mailing lists?  I did not see links to a bug tracker in the erlang.org site except for a mention about submitting patches via github.
> And finally, is there a documented process for development?
> Thanks
> -- Pierre Rouleau
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