Erlang language issues

Joe Armstrong <>
Mon Apr 22 17:10:20 CEST 2002


On Mon, 22 Apr 2002, James Hague wrote:

> 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?
> 

Since the comment convention is reversed then so would the extension

	=> .lre

/Joe





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