[erlang-questions] Beginner questions

Matti Oinas <>
Mon Dec 24 00:10:21 CET 2012


Good point about emacs. I have been using it and vi too long to remember 
how hard those were to learn.

On 12/24/2012 01:06 AM, OJ Reeves wrote:
> 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 < 
> <mailto:>> 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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