In Erlang/OTP there is support for loading modules via another Erlang node acting as boot-server and file-server.
This feature has been there for a very long time and it complicates the startup, the file module and the code server (
This functionality might have been very useful and motivated 20 years ago when running on small memory restricted and disk less systems, but I suspect that there in no usage or interest for this functionality now.
The boot server (and remote file server) is activated with the
-loader inet and
-hosts Hosts flags to the
I have been working with Erlang for +20 years and have never used this.
We in the OTP team want to remove this functionality , but first I want to ask if someone really is using this. I would be really surprised if that is the case.
- Yes (or you intend to)
- No (or you don’t intend to or don’t mind it being removed)