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

Andreas Schumacher <>
Thu Dec 12 12:18:52 CET 2013

Hi Anthony,

Your patch nox/disambiguate-equal-binary has been rejected.

After a long discussion, evaluating the arguments from the related 
mailing list discussions, the OTP Technical Board concluded to keep the 
current solution; and thus, to reject the patch, among others because 
the decision support has not changed since the (first) discussion on the 
erlang-questions list in May 2003.

In other words, we would like to get rid of that issue as well, but we 
do not want to pay the prize. That is, we do not want to replace one 
inconsistency with another, thereby introducing a special case and 
syntax knowledge in the scanner.

Kind regards,

Andreas Schumacher
Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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