[erlang-questions] Building, Packaging and Installing

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Mon May 7 12:40:24 CEST 2012


On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 11:59 AM, Gleb Peregud <> wrote:
> On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 10:29 AM, Vlad Dumitrescu <> wrote:
>> A remark about the manifest file: for a while ago I proposed some
>> extensions to the .app file:
>> http://erlang.org/pipermail/erlang-questions/2010-September/053354.html.
>
> The good question is - do we want to put all meta data into one file?
> Some things are useful only at compile-time (e.g. location of
> dependencies) and some things are useful only at run-time (e.g.
> application env). I'm a bit vary of putting too many things into one
> file. Although if most of those fields are optional and reasonable
> defaults are assumed, this is not a problem.

And a good question it is. I have no problem either way, except that
some information is be relevant in both situations and it shouldn't be
duplicated.

regards,
Vlad



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