typing

Sean Hinde <>
Wed Aug 23 16:26:40 CEST 2000


Is anyone else using this sort of technique in big projects?

How do Ericsson themselves minimise the likelyhood that these sorts of
runtime errors will not make their way into system testing and hence cause
big cost and delay?

Sean


Another solution for this one is to use macros instead of atoms 
e.g. 

-define(Message,message). 

receive 
    ?Message -> 
        ok 
    Any -> 
        Any 
end 

This way any mistypes are spotted by the compiler, very usefull in
genservers with a lot 
of state atoms 




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