Functions in data structures

Joachim Durchholz <>
Tue Jun 17 12:47:54 CEST 2003


Francesco Cesarini wrote:
> If you are planing on a real 
> world application,

This is indeed the case.

 > I think the best approach is to test your questions
> and ideas. Set up two erlang nodes, convert your fun to a binary and zip 
> it over. Or store it in mnesia. It will give you an immediate reply, 
> often faster than looking it up in the documentation. And most 
> certainly, more precise.

Er... right, but it won't help me if a future version of Erlang behaves 
differently.
Since I'm a relative newbie, there's also the risk that Erlang is doing 
things slightly differently from what I expect. In other words, I risk 
misinterpreting the results of my experiments.
Finally,

In summary: experimental programming is fun, but it's better for 
verifying documentation than for finding out how things work.

> Good luck in your project,

Thanks :-)

Regards,
Jo




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