[erlang-questions] The -module line

Aggelos Giantsios <>
Fri Nov 21 12:41:49 CET 2014


On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 1:36 PM, Jonathan Schneider <>
wrote:

> Personally I’d like the restriction that the names are the same to be
> removed altogether.
>
> Is there a good reason for it ?
>

Well I guess if you are searching for a specific module in a folder with
many .erl files, you would like to be looking for the *module_name*.erl
rather than opening all the files one by one or greping the -module
attribute.

Aggelos


>
> Jon
>
>
> On 21 Nov 2014, at 11:21, Loïc Hoguin <> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Something has been bugging me for a very long time now.
> >
> > The -module line is mandatory. It also must be the same as the file name
> minus the extension .erl or compilation fails.
>
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