Someone on the yaws list gets errors and asks:
Can any one please explain me what this error is about and how toand gets the reply
overcome this one?
Well - it's fairly clear. It says:I'm going to assume the author was being sarcastic about that being clear, I mean I get that it couldn't compile something.. but.. no hint of what reasons it couldn't compile.
That means that when .yaws page has been transformed into an
.erl page, the yaws server cannot compile the generated .erl file
You need to have the erlang compiler in the load path
maybe to quote the awesome tude of of the dynamic window manager guys:
Well despite some of these problems erlang is super awesome. It just needs a little more new blood to inject new attitudes of usability [ or some other language will evbentually just steal it's good ideas, which would be a shame.. we have them now. ] Also new attitudes around easier sharing of libraries. [ the erlware guys get that. ].
I'm pretty proud to see Uncle Jesse and the gang here trying to contribute improvements all the time. Better mnesia on disk tables in the works, yaws and erlang patches, erlrc, automatic mnesia fragmentation mangment and loads more. I mean we're building a big and real distributed mnesia backed system so we're learning a lot, and we're certainly not the only ones contributing lately.
So, as a novice who asks stupid questions, I'm telling the rest of you out there not to give up if you run into a few weird error messages or attitudes from language scholars who have been so entrenched they don't see what seems weird at first. Despite those few small speed bumps, there is some really powerful awesome stuff going on here. So, don't let em be elitist barge in there and get some erlang for yourself.
P.S. Pattern matching rules!!!