[erlang-patches] Scan "=<<" as something useful

Anthony Ramine <>
Sun Apr 21 22:15:28 CEST 2013


Hello,

I've noticed that Erlang/OTP own code tend to be space-free, e.g. {a,
b} is rather written as {a,b}. Then there is the occasional Bin=
<<42>> with a space because erl_scan will scans "=<<" as '=<','<'
instead of '=','<<'. This patch teaches erl_scan how to not do that.

There is no backwards compatibility problem as '=<','<' can't appear
in valid code.

        git fetch https://github.com/nox/otp.git disambiguate-equal-binary

        https://github.com/nox/otp/compare/disambiguate-equal-binary
        https://github.com/nox/otp/compare/disambiguate-equal-binary.patch

Regards,

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Anthony Ramine


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