[erlang-questions] Making changes to the erlang libs
Wed Jan 24 17:51:11 CET 2018
On 24 January 2018 at 15:14, Frans Schneider <fchschneider@REDACTED> wrote:
> I want to make some changes to xmerl_xsd because I think there is a bug in
> there. I use kerl and made an installation with the latest 20.2 release.
> So, I thought I would just edit the source of xmerl_xsd where kerl
> installed the sources and use c(xmerl_xsd) to compile the thing, however
> nothing happens. I see the beam file getting a new time stamp after
> compiling but its size remains the same, so I assume it compiles using some
> other source file than the one I am editing.
> So, what is it I am doing wrong and what is the easiest way to make
> changes to library modules and do some experiments?
You can avoid marking the directories containing key runtime modules as
'sticky'. Would this allow you to load your modified copies of the
modules, residing in your own application? I never tried it, so I'm not
sure, but it seems worth a shot.
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