<div><span class="gmail_quote">Hi, <br><br>On 9/5/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">David Mercer</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
A stand-alone executable is very useful for putting on a USB thumb drive. I<br>keep a lot of utilities on my USB drive that I can plug in wherever I go.<br>Imagine being able to stick your USB drive into any Windows PC and firing up
<br>Erlang.</blockquote><div><br></div></div>Why can't you do that with a multi-file application?<br><br>I once put the whole Eclipse installation including Erlide (and thus a full Erlang installation) on an USB and after some small tweaking it worked fine. The only trouble was that it was slow (because Eclipse needs to touch many files), but it worked.