Chapter 19. Building Applications the OTP Way
After seeing our whole application’s supervision tree start at once with a simple function call, you might wonder why we would want to package it in any way. What could be simpler than a single function call?
The concepts behind supervision trees are a bit complex already, and I could see myself just starting all of these trees and subtrees manually with a script when the system is first set up. Then after that, I would be free to go outside and try to find clouds that look like animals for the rest of the afternoon.
This is entirely true, yes. This is an acceptable way to do things (especially the part ...