Rick Pettit rpettit@REDACTED
Thu Apr 3 21:52:53 CEST 2003

On Thu, Apr 03, 2003 at 02:39:11PM -0500, Vance Shipley wrote:
> Hot swap is useful for more than constant uptime production
> systems.  When you are doing development on a system involving 
> more than a few modules/processes the startup time can be
> significant.  Just starting an erlang node takes a while.  I
> generally edit code in one window and then in another I am
> running an erlang shell on the system under test in which I 
> run c(module) which compiles and loads the new module.  You
> then test, edit, test, etc.  This iteration is really fast 
> compared to a cold boot of the erlang node and starting the 
> processes.

Wow, somehow I hadn't thought of that. This truly is an exciting feature,
and an excellent use of hot swap.  Thanks.


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