the newline _character_?

Richard Carlsson <>
Thu Nov 21 11:05:09 CET 2002

On Thu, 21 Nov 2002, Bengt Kleberg wrote:

> characters in erlang are written as $<the-character>. ie ';' is $; .
> how do i write newline? not in a string, that would be "\n", but as a
> character?

Don't tell me you didn't try this:


By the way, a single space character can be produced with


which is better than writing an actual space character after the $,
since that could get removed by accident by an editor.

> moreover, is there is_whitespace() function is some module?

I don't think so.


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