[erlang-patches] [erlang-bugs] R16 breaks dots

Anthony Ramine <>
Thu Apr 4 15:45:58 CEST 2013


Hello Björn,

Could we have more details about why the Technical Board decided that?

Regards,

-- 
Anthony Ramine

Le 4 avr. 2013 à 15:38, Björn Gustavsson a écrit :

> 
> 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
> 
> 
> Rejected.
> 
> The Technical Board did discuss the matter of dots in atoms and
> decided that the support should be removed along with packages.
> 
> /Bjorn
>  
> -- 
> Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB



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