[erlang-questions] Re: Differences in Erlang shells in Windows

Koener Antoine <>
Mon Mar 28 21:22:18 CEST 2011


> is of the shells "erl.exe" and "werl.exe". I'm kind of new to this,  
> and I want to make sure I am using the right one.

Easy:
erl.exe don't handle completion, (i.e. TAB is a \t) and runs in  
'cmd.exe'
werl.exe is autonomous, you can change the font, you have completion  
(TAB completes)

erl.exe is needed to launch a service (see erlsrv)
werl.exe is the prefered window shell.

Finally experiment yourself, you'll find that werl is the only way to  
go on windows...

On Mar 28, 2011, at 20:54 , Daniel wrote:

> Hello, I am using the Windows build of the latest Erlang. I am just  
> curious as to what the difference in functionality is of the shells  
> "erl.exe" and "werl.exe". I'm kind of new to this, and I want to  
> make sure I am using the right one.
>
> Thanks,
> Daniel
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