Erlang language issues

James Hague <>
Mon Apr 22 16:57:59 CEST 2002


Joe Armstrong wrote:

>This is not only aesthetically displeasing but also it is a pain to
>edit - and yes if you have emacs and the right .el files I'm sure this
>can be fixed - but not everybody has emacs (I know they *should* but
>they don't).

Anyone who uses Emacs is automatically disqualified from talking about
aesthetics :)

>So as an alternative to block comments I'd happily consider "literate
>Erlang" where the comment convention is reversed.

I like this idea a lot.  There just needs to be a simple way to
differentiate between literate and non-literate Erlang source files.  File
extension?



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