[erlang-questions] support for .ez archives

Anders Nygren <>
Tue Mar 6 15:42:28 CET 2012


On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 8:03 AM, Kenneth Lundin <> wrote:
> 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 :)


Yaws and gettext requires some .hrl files for compiling dynamic pages.
I think there may be other cases where code is compiled during runtime
where it is useful to have access to the .hrl files.

/Anders

>
> /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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