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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: make couchdb more otpish
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2011 14:36:32 GMT
On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 10:30 AM, Noah Slater <> wrote:
> On 21 Jun 2011, at 15:25, Paul Davis wrote:
>> The problem with 'doing it once' is that its not entirely that
>> straight forward unless you want to have a single absolutely massive
>> commit. And that's something I wanted to avoid.
> Can we break this work down into logical chunks?
> We could transition the source over in that way.
>> I'm not at all certain what you mean by this. There should not be a
>> c_src directory at the top level of the source tree. Nor libs or priv
>> or include. As we went over previously Noah had some pretty general
>> constraints for what the source tree should look like.
> Glad you are on board with this, Paul.
>> I'm not against a rel folder somewhere but I doubt it'd go at the top
>> level of the source tree. Maybe in share?
> What does this directory even do pls??!?!??!?!11

Its used to make releases (Erlang world, not to be confused with our
releases) that can be distributed to users. This is also required for
the machinery that does hot code swapping and other things.

Here's an example one from BigCouch:

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