[erlang-questions] included_application vs. application vs. ensure_started()

Torbjorn Tornkvist tobbe@REDACTED
Fri May 4 16:43:54 CEST 2007


For my personal project I usually have a pretty straight-forward 
approach. I'm using autoconf and a nice start script. You can
download an example if you'd like here:


Cheers, Tobbe

Robert Raschke wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking into creating myself a release of a little Erlang program.
> This uses Yaws to expose a web interface.  What are the
> recommendations on how to assemble the applications?  Also what are
> the tradeoffs between these three approaches?
> 1.  Use completely separate applications for yaws and myapp and have
>     myapp call something like myapp:ensure_yaws_started/0 (which
>     starts and configure yaws if needed) when it starts.
> 2.  Use the applications entry in the myapp.app file to list yaws and
>     that "just" call yaws_api:setconf/2 in myapp.
> 3.  Use the included_applications in the myapp.app file to list yaws
>     and then call yaws:start_embedded/3 inside myapp_supervisor.
> Thanks for any advice,
> Robby
> --
> r dot raschke at tombob dot com

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