[erlang-questions] Erlang Pre-Processor (epp) issue

Matthew Evans mattevans123@REDACTED
Tue Mar 13 15:56:01 CET 2012

Not sure if this should be a "bugs" or "questions" issue, since technically it isn't a bug. Perhaps it's a change request?
We are using Apache Thrift to get Java, Erlang and a small Python test app to communicate. We all have access to the Thrift files, even non-Erlang developers.
Unfortunately one particular set of these files has a nasty include hierarchy causing an "include too deep" error from epp. Personally I'd rather ensure that the include depth wasn't so bad, but I can't guarantee what Thrift does and I certainly can't guarantee what the Java developers do (since Java doesn't have include files it isn't a problem for them).
I have changed epp.erl in our system to change the depth check from 8 to 10, and it gets around the problem for now.
What I was wondering is if this should be a configurable option? I'm sure I am one of the first people to run into this issue.....
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