[erlang-patches] Support nested record field access without parentheses

Björn Gustavsson <>
Fri Mar 26 08:33:45 CET 2010

On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 12:05 AM, Tuncer Ayaz <> wrote:
> There was no public reply to the original patch by YAMASHINO Hio and
> therefore no public objection.
> http://www.erlang.org/pipermail/erlang-patches/2007-June/000182.html
> http://fleur.hio.jp/pub/erlang/record2.patch
> I have ported the patch to the current tree and extended
> record_SUITE.erl to test the change.
> This is an RFC PATCH seeking a review from the OTP Technical Board.

Thanks! Will include in 'pu'. It will be reviewed by the OTP Technical Board.
(If it passes the review, we also expect updated documentation before we
will graduate the branch.)

To help the review, we would grateful for any input on this proposal
(either for or against).

> Is this something that can be accepted upstream or would it break
> compatibility in ways I am not aware of?
> Or is it an undesirable change of too little benefit?

Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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