[erlang-questions] erlang.mk

Loïc Hoguin <>
Thu Jan 7 21:03:31 CET 2016

On 01/07/2016 07:40 PM, Pavanan M S wrote:
> Hi all,
>             I have been trying to learn  cowboy using this link -
> http://ninenines.eu/docs/en/cowboy/1.0/guide/getting_started/
>              They have given a makefile (erlang.mk <http://erlang.mk>)
> to set up bootstrapping . Apparently, a makefile defined themselves.
>             I have 2 questions,
>             1. What is actually meant by bootstrapping in this context, and
>             2. How to do this without the help of erlang.mk
> <http://erlang.mk>
>             ( I will be thankful if you give me links to other tutorials
> like this.)

This is a general Erlang.mk getting started: 

Bootstrapping as in creating all the files to get your project up and 
running. You can always create all files manually, use another tool or 
copy one of the examples to get started.

Loïc Hoguin
Author of The Erlanger Playbook,
A book about software development using Erlang

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