A problem with records...

Gordon Guthrie, BTP, BT, SE gordon.guthrie@REDACTED
Fri Feb 13 16:47:15 CET 2004

I'm having a strange problem - which might be trivial stupidity on my part

I have defined a record as so:

-record(sms_message_out, {phonenumber, message}).

I try and create an instance of it with this line of code:

write_sms_message(PhoneNo, Message) ->
       Message = #sms_message_out{phonenumber = PhoneNo, message = Message},
% Bombs out here!

and I get this message:

ERROR erlang  code  crashed:
 File: appmod:0
Reason: {{badmatch,{sms_message_out,"234567","esdfgjmn"}},
Req: {http_request,'POST',{abs_path,"/smsout/smsout_post"},{1,1}}

I have looked at this til my head hurts and compared it to (successful)
record creations elsewhere in my code and I can't see anything wrong - but I
might just be bug blind...


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