[erlang-questions] dynamic compilation of funs

Martin Dimitrov <>
Tue Apr 24 10:57:39 CEST 2012

That is precisely my concern, the lack of documentation on the subject.
In our app the number of functions can grow so I am not sure if this is
the best option.

Thanks again for the reply.


On 4/24/2012 11:54 AM, Ulf Wiger wrote:
> On 24 Apr 2012, at 10:41, Martin Dimitrov wrote:
>> One more question: would it be inefficient to create a separate module
>> for each function? I would have about 1000 of them.
> I do believe the most complex erlang-based systems built have thousands of modules.
> (E.g. the AXD 301 - and GPRS, which is roughly as complex, with more than 1M lines of code; I'm not sure what the average module size was, but would guess that it was < 1000 LOC).
> There are no linear operations when addressing modules, except e.g. if you decide to list them all.
> Interestingly, there is no limit mentioned in the Efficiency Guide regarding the number of modules. I guess there is no limit then. :)
> BR,
> Ulf W
> Ulf Wiger, Co-founder & Developer Advocate, Feuerlabs Inc.
> http://feuerlabs.com

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