Matching elements of records

Peter-Henry Mander erlang@REDACTED
Tue Nov 2 09:55:09 CET 2004

On Tue, 2 Nov 2004 09:29:02 +0100

> Just curious, but what is in your opinion the difference between
> assignment and matching in a functional language? I see none.

There _IS_ none. There are only bound and unbound variables. How they
are written is pretty much up to you! (Or those who impose a coding

However, I have been bitten when I _forgot_ that I already bound a
variable... which is a good argument for keeping functions short and


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 flows far away 
 and returns 
 on the wind of morning."

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