Erlang improvement?

Robert Virding <>
Wed Sep 19 23:44:04 CEST 2001


Kostis Sagonas <> writes:
>
... Stuff about M:F(...) vs {M,F}(...)
>
>Questions:
>
> 1. Are there actual uses of this thingie?
>
> 2. Will you feel deprived of something if the support for this
>    "feature" is discontinued?
>
> 3. Will you object if this happens soon?

You can actually write the M:F(...) form today (with the caveats in my
previous mail) but the {M,F} form is still allowed for backwards
compatibility.  I don't know if anyone uses it, I never have.  It was
added back in the dark ages before real fun's as a poor man's
functional object, something which was ONE thing which could be
created dynamically, passed around and applied to call a function.
Also it needed no new data types and a very small modifiaction the
emulator.

I would personally have nothing against removing it, but it Ericsson
Erlang group and major uers who decide.  It not anything that I worry
about.

	Robert



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