[erlang-questions] Why we need a -module() attribute?
Thu Feb 25 10:29:53 CET 2016
On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 1:14 AM, Richard A. O'Keefe <ok@REDACTED>
> The idea is that you might want to package up a bunch of stuff in a
> ZIP file (or some other kind of archive), to save space, or to make
> it easier to move stuff around, or whatever. Why should you have
> to extract a file from an archive in order to read it? Why should
> the compiler not be able to read *directly* from the archive?
If the compiler is supposed to read the archive, then you mean that the
source files should be packed in one? I can see the use for beam files to
be distributed this way, but I'm not sure about sources - if they are
supposed to get edited, then we have to unpack them anyway; if not, then
beams are just as good. Or am I missing something?
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the erlang-questions