Record selectors

Sean Hinde <>
Mon Jan 13 14:16:08 CET 2003


> > So, it would seem that even to make a simple analysis tool 
> would require the
> > compiler to hold onto the knowledge of record definitions a 
> few more steps
> > into the process (before finally turning accesses into 
> erlang:element/2
> > calls). Any comments from Compiler writers??
> 
> Changing the compiler would be simplest part. Updating all tools that
> use the abstract code (the debugger, xref, and cover) would 
> be more work.

Well this sounds very positive. I guess you see no issue with the principle
of getting xref to do record consistency checking - it is simply a matter of
prioritisation and work.. Or am I reading too much into your reply??!

Sean



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