Constructive criticism of Erlang
Wed Feb 7 12:12:16 CET 2001
And there is erl_id_trans in the stdlib src directory. This appears to be
there simply as an example of something which wil parse transform all legal
code into exactly the same code!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Luke Gorrie [mailto:luke@REDACTED]
> Sent: 7 February 2001 11:04
> To: Chris Pressey
> Cc: Erlang-Questions Mailing List
> Subject: Re: Constructive criticism of Erlang
> Chris Pressey <cpressey@REDACTED> writes:
> > Just how "discouraged" is "discouraged" when it comes to Parse
> > Transformations? Is there any example code for a Parse
> > (I imagine not, since it's discouraged.) I can see why
> this would be,
> > Erlang is supposed to be a fairly predictable language.
> Playing with
> > the grammar makes it less predictable, and thus should be
> avoided. I
> > don't wholly disagree.
> Tobbe's "xx-1.0" on the User Contribution page at erlang.org has a
> parse transform module which you can read as an example of how to
> write them.
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