[erlang-questions] Configuring rebar across directories

Dave Smith <>
Tue Jun 18 22:43:44 CEST 2013


Yes, seems reasonable, Juan. I don't believe it would break anything.

D.

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 9:41 AM, Tuncer Ayaz <> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 5:02 PM, Juan Jose Comellas wrote:
> > Tuncer, is there a reason why the rebar lib_dirs configuration
> > setting only allows relative paths? Right now the function that
> > expands these paths looks like this:
>
> I'm not aware of any reason and I think you're the first to request
> support for absolute paths.
>
> >     expand_lib_dirs([], _Root, Acc) ->
> >         Acc;
> >     expand_lib_dirs([Dir | Rest], Root, Acc) ->
> >         Apps = filelib:wildcard(filename:join([Dir, "*", "ebin"])),
> >         FqApps = [filename:join([Root, A]) || A <- Apps],
> >         expand_lib_dirs(Rest, Root, Acc ++ FqApps).
> >
> > Changing it to something like this would resolve this problem:
> >
> >     expand_lib_dirs([], _Root, Acc) ->
> >         Acc;
> >     expand_lib_dirs([Dir | Rest], Root, Acc) ->
> >         Apps = filelib:wildcard(filename:join([Dir, "*", "ebin"])),
> >         FqApps = case filename:pathtype(Dir) of
> >                      absolute -> Apps;
> >                      relative -> [filename:join([Root, A]) || A <- Apps]
> >                  end,
> >         expand_lib_dirs(Rest, Root, Acc ++ FqApps).
> >
> > Would this addition be accepted into rebar? I haven't created a pull
> > request for this because I don't know what the rationale was for
> > making these paths relative.
>
> This looks reasonable to me, but I can't speak for Dave.
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