[eeps] Multi-Parameter Typechecking BIFs

mats cronqvist <>
Thu Feb 26 12:47:54 CET 2009


"Richard O'Keefe" <> writes:

> On 26 Feb 2009, at 3:25 am, mats cronqvist wrote:
>
>>  I'm a fan of the (apocryphal?) Python saying "only one way to do
>>  it."  So, I think 'if', 'case' and 'when' should never have been
>>  introduced.
>
> Python has [this and that]

  I didn't say I liked Python. I said I liked the saying. Your
  strawman attacks are getting to be quite tiresome.

>>  Inlined type checks, pattern matching and 'try' (*)
>>  should be enough for anyone.  Sure, some things would be less
>>  convenient to express, but keeping the language compact is more
>>  important.
>
> Compactness can be taken too far.
 
  Yes, but in this particular case it isn't.

  mats



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