I am working on a Phoenix application containing more than 400 modules. It is built using the Phoenix 1.2 structure, so all the models are living under the
When modifying a model, this application needs to recompile more than 200 modules. Some of this recompilations, such as the model’s controller, are easily understandable but others don’t seem to make any sense.
I am following the advice of this wonderful article, but I can not make any sense of where the problem is coming from.
mix xref graph lists about 5 modules having a compile-time dependency on a certain model. All those compile-time dependencies make perfect sense. The strange thing is, by recursively following the dependencies of those modules I can not find many other modules that are being recompiled.
These modules seem to have a runtime-dependency of the updated model (or its runtime-dependent modules), yet they are recompiled every time.
How can this be possible? Is there any other tool or tip that I may use to untangle this mess?
Thank you very much in advance.