[erlang-questions] Beginner questions

OJ Reeves <>
Mon Dec 24 00:06:02 CET 2012


Word is definitely a choice of editor that you might regret later. So +1 on
the change of editor, but -1 for Emacs or anything too complicated. If
you're looking to learn Erlang rather than a new editor then avoid an
editor which might be considered a learning curve by itself. Notepad++ or
Sublime are good options, but anything simple with syntax highlighting and
line numbers would be fine.

The errors that Erlang spits out might be a little hard to grok to start
with. Make sure you're running the latest version of Erlang on your machine
(ie. something >= 15) so that you get line numbers in the error output.

HTH
OJ

On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 8:58 AM, Matti Oinas <> wrote:

>  Hi,
>
> My first proposal is to change the editor to something more usable like
> emacs or if you prefer something different then notepad++, sublime text or
> eclipse + erlIDE. Everyone of these are able to show you the line numbers
> and offer syntax highlight features.
>
> It would help a lot if you tell us which code you are looking at. Server
> callbacks probably mean gen_server callbacks so it doesn't matter if you
> are using windows or linux.
>
> Matti
>
>
> On 12/24/2012 12:08 AM, Bob Matthews wrote:
>
> Hi
>
> I have just started to learn Erlang............
> I am using Windows 7 on a PC
>
> *Question 1*)  when I get an error message, what is the easiest way for
> me to find the exact line number?
> I use ms Word as an editor.
>
> *Question 2*) the code I am looking at was run on Unix, on a server.
> Part of the code talks about server call-backs etc.
> It is unclear how I translate that to a windows PC
>
> Many thanks
>
> Bob
>
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