erlang initial experiences

James Hague jhague@REDACTED
Thu Apr 20 03:30:37 CEST 2000

>3. Support for parsing of command line arguments passed from the UNIX
>shell seems limited. No getopt() (or did I miss it?), and numbers
>are passed in as atoms so must go through the dual conversion of
>atom_to_list and list_to_integer.

Erlang hasn't been much of a Perl-like scripting language thus far, so 
I'm not suprised by this.  With the standalone application stuff getting 
better, I could see better command line parsing being more of an issue.

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