[erlang-bugs] R16 breaks dots

Björn Gustavsson <>
Thu Apr 4 15:38:31 CEST 2013

On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 6:34 PM, Anthony Ramine <> wrote:

> Hello,
> I wrote a patch that allows dotted atoms everywhere in the syntax but
> record expressions, where they would be ambiguous. I wrote no tests as I
> have no idea where they should go. Furthermore, I think that maybe the
> pretty-printer should be patched to not quote dotted atoms outside record
> expressions.
>         git fetch https://github.com/nox/otp.git restore-dotted-atoms
> https://github.com/nox/otp/compare/erlang:maint...restore-dotted-atoms
> https://github.com/nox/otp/compare/erlang:maint...restore-dotted-atoms.patch

The Technical Board did discuss the matter of dots in atoms and
decided that the support should be removed along with packages.


Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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