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Features

Rebar presents the following capabilities:

  • As a strictly Erlang implementation, it’s possible for Erlang developers to dig into it and improve/modify with minimal effort
  • It’s also wickedly fast, since it starts the VM up only once and has direct access to all the tools one needs to build and validate Erlang code
  • It has the added advantage of being able to take advantage of Erlang’s inherent parallelism, so where possible, it runs commands concurrently
  • It’s designed to be a self-contained escript, so using rebar doesn’t introduce any build dependencies other than a stock Erlang install. You simply drop the rebar script into your code tree and go!
  • Promotion of applications which are compliant with OTP conventions (including correctly populated application resource files, and suggested directory layout)

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