[erlang-questions] support for .ez archives

Kenneth Lundin <>
Tue Mar 6 15:03:28 CET 2012


What I meant was that I am not convinced that it is necessary and very
useful to have the include files
inside an archive (while using them).

But it might be possible to convince me :)

/Kenneth

On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 1:20 PM, Ulf Wiger <> wrote:

>
> On 6 Mar 2012, at 13:02, Kenneth Lundin wrote:
>
> There is no timeline and it is even questionable if it should ever work.
> What is the argument
> for having the include files inside the archive?
>
>
> I ran into this problem, and made an "OTP patch" for it:
>
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.erlang.general/52060
>
> (Don't think I ever submitted it as a patch, since Håkan and I disagreed
> on some of the implementation details).
>
> I wrote: "The idea (see http://github.com/esl/run_eqc) was that it should
> be possible to deliver an application as a single archive, supporting
> command-line operations, interactive code loading, and compilation
> including hrl files, parse_transforms etc., without having to unpack the
> archive."
>
> Philip Stanhope wrote: "Very cool. I can see how this will make
> deployments very easy."
>
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.erlang.general/52061
>
> Dizzy writes: "+1 on this feature -- it opens some very interesting doors."
>
>
>
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