Erlang futures

Robert Virding rv@REDACTED
Wed Apr 18 14:55:17 CEST 2001

James Hague <jamesh@REDACTED> writes:
>On that subject, here is a binary version of lists:splitwith, which I have
>found handy:
>% Split a binary into two parts and return {list, binary}.
>splitwith(Pred, B) ->
>   splitwith(Pred, B, []).
>splitwith(Pred, <<Hd,Tail/binary>>=B, Taken) ->
>   case Pred(Hd) of
>      true  -> splitwith(Pred, Tail, [Hd|Taken]);
>      false -> {lists:reverse(Taken), B}
>   end;
>splitwith(Pred, <<>>, Taken) ->
>   {lists:reverse(Taken),[]}.

To be truly a binary version it should return two binaries not a list
and binary.  I think the easiest and most efficient way would be:

splitwith(Pred, B) ->
    split_binary(B, splitwith(Pred, B, 0)).

splitwith(Pred, <<H:8,T/binary>>, I) ->
    case Pred(H) of
	true -> splitwith(Pred, T, I+1);
	false -> I
splitwith(Pred, <<>>, I) -> I.

For example this is also what is wrong with ets:filter/3, it returns a
list but it should really return a filtered ets table.

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