[erlang-questions] Erlang and beam-based scripting languages.

Max Lapshin <>
Mon Sep 19 16:47:20 CEST 2011


Ok, maybe I'm wrong with idea of using some syntax-sugar on top of
erlang, but the idea of
not-using make is simplifying administration.

When I deploy server with chef, I want to put some files into
"/etc/erlyvideo" and run "apt-get install erlyvideo"

If erlyvideo takes these files and compile them at runtime, they are
just loaded.


I've already tested and it showed to be rather useful. Yes: there are
no atomic updates. If I break module, while editing, it will be not
accessible.
But the same problem will be with editing erlang files: if you load
syntax-right, but semantic-wrong file, users will be served in wrong
way.

My first results, show that autoreloader in production seems to work
nice. If it will make my life a horror, I will remove it =))



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