Problem with dict:new()

Sean Hinde <>
Mon Nov 19 14:16:36 CET 2001


In the source (though undocumented) there appears to be a dict:size/1
function which would allow you to match an empty dict.

Apart from that I wouldn't have thought it was generally good form to rely
on the internal representation of an abstract data type..

Rgds,
Sean


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nico Weling [mailto:]
> Sent: 19 November 2001 12:37
> To: 
> Subject: Problem with dict:new()
> 
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> after upgrading to Erlang R8B I've got a lot of badmatch 
> errors due to the 'new' dict module.
> 
> How is it possible to use the new release without changing my 
> own programms?
> 
> 
> Eshell V4.9.1  (abort with ^G)
> 1>  D0 = dict:new().
> []
> 
> 
> Eshell V5.1  (abort with ^G)
> 1> D0 = dict:new().
> {dict,0,
>       16,
>       16,
>       8,
>       80,
>       48,
>       {[],[],[],[],[],[],[],[],[],[],[],[],[],[],[],[]},
>       {{[],[],[],[],[],[],[],[],[],[],[],[],[],[],[],[]}}}
> 
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> 
> regards Nico.
> 



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