[erlang-questions] Erlang IDE

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Mon Oct 22 02:58:33 CEST 2012

We just need a good Erlang Eclipse plugin....
On Oct 21, 2012 3:53 PM, "Greg Martin" <> wrote:

>  On 12-10-21 02:27 PM, Vlad Dumitrescu wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 10:59 PM, Greg Martin <><>wrote:
> It would seem to me that there is much in erlang that would lend itself to
> a
> very extensible IDE and yet there doesn't seem to be such a beast. I'm
> curious if anyone has any thoughts on why this hasn't been done. I
> understand that many folks like emacs and there is some integration with
> it
> but it seems that something better could be done ...
> Hi,
> Do you mean "an erlang ide written in erlang"? I had this vision too
> for some years ago. The problem that I stumbled upon is that the
> actual editing functionality and all the UI related to that are a huge
> project in themselves. So getting to a level where one would start to
> look at how to support erlang would take along time. That's why I
> preferred to lean on an existing framework (eclipse, see plug below
> ;-))
> Otherwise, there's also erlide [plug] and there's nice support in
> sublime text too.
> There's also another track: provide erlang services for handling
> source code (cross-references and such), wrap them in a nice API and
> let emacs/eclipse/etc use them. I dropped this because we had
> stability issues, but it might just be something lacking in my skills
> and someone else could succeed better.
> regards,
> Vlad
> I've never really embraced emacs, preferring vi in the past. Right now I
> use komodo which is an excellent editor and I do take your point on the
> effort required to produce such a beast. Having "live" hooks in a running
> installation, though, could certainly provide a lot of great functionality.
> Well, maybe someday. Meanwhile it's a screen full of terminals I guess!
> Still ... when an IDE and language are integrated the write and compile,
> save and backup to repository cycles become much more transparent. Just day
> dreaming out loud.
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