[erlang-patches] Add lists:init/1 - got tired of implementing it

Siri Hansen <>
Tue Apr 30 12:05:29 CEST 2013

We haven't yet made any decision regarding this patch, but we have had some
discussions in the team and we are not totally convinced about the general
need for this function. Thus we would appreciate some input from the list.

So - disregarding the name and the implementation for a second - is this
functionality a good addition to the lists module? Is it often needed?

If so, would it be even better to do a more general version which removes
the N last elements from the list?

Hans, could you also possibly describe some of your use cases?


2013/4/29 Fredrik <>

> On 04/25/2013 05:12 PM, Hans Svensson wrote:
>> git fetch git://github.com/hanssv/otp.**git<http://github.com/hanssv/otp.git>add_init_to_lists
> Fetched, it is currently located in the 'pu' branch.
> A review process has started.
> Thanks,
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> BR Fredrik Gustafsson
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