# Old style vs. new style boolean expressions

James Hague <>
Tue Oct 8 22:09:45 CEST 2002


> I don't think this make much of a difference most of the 
> time, and even if it
> increases the size noticeably - does it matter ?

It only matters to people who obsessively peek behind the scenes :)

Possibly, though, it could be a flaw in or weakness in the compiler.  I
would think that _most_ complex boolean guards could be mechanically
transformed into "classic" Erlang pattern matching, so the resulting code
should be very similar.  The Erlang compiler is pretty amazing most of the
time.



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