Package support in Erlang: Status ?

david wallin david.wallin@REDACTED
Thu May 22 18:25:26 CEST 2003

On Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at 12:45 PM, Richard Carlsson wrote:

> On Sun, 20 Apr 2003, Wiger Ulf wrote:
>> I have also privately suggested that Erlang allow "dotted atoms" (that
>> is, without single quotes) in other places as well, e.g. in registered
>> names, ets tables, etc. This would make package support feel a little
>> less like an afterthought, and more like an integrated part of the
>> language.
> You mean like this?:
> 	1> register(self(),
> 	ok
> 	2> whereis(
> 	<0.31.0>
> It's already there, if you try it. If you find some example of where it
> does not work, please report it to me.


How about this, do a file:consult/1 on a file containing :


This results in an error : '{error,{1,erl_parse,"bad term"}}'



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