typing

Sean Hinde <>
Wed Aug 23 16:14:41 CEST 2000


Guys,

> 
> There's a contribution on the erlang.org contributions page
> (http://www.erlang.org/user.html#depcheck-1.0) which appears to
> do this (but not handle apply). I haven't used it, though.
> 
> Matthias
> 

I have used depcheck and did adapt it to go through a whole set of
applications. I didn't mention it here as it uses exref which the docs
suggest will be removed in R7. It is also pretty cumbersome and as you say
doesn't deal with apply (or BIFs). (Just In - good news for R7!)

Some of the comments came from a guy here who in a previous life spent 7
years writing SCPs in C. He is finding that he needs to be much more careful
about typos than he used to be. Old C model - hack it in let the compiler
find the typos, Erlang model - type it in very carefully and hope that in 6
months time your typo doesn't cause a breakage. He is feeling insecure about
some of his code compared to C (!)

Sean



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