String to term

Raimo Niskanen <>
Wed Apr 27 15:12:27 CEST 2005


Not that simple, but...

{ok,Tokens,_EndLine} = erl_scan:string("{1,2,[hello]}."),
{ok,AbsForm} = erl_parse:parse_exprs(Tokens),
{value,Value,_Bs} = erl_eval:exprs(AbsForm, erl_eval:new_bindings()),
Value.

... to parse expressions. (Note the trailing dot in the input string)


 (Inswitch Solutions - Erlang Evaluation) writes:

> Hi,
> 
> Does someone know if there is an easy way to convert a string to an Erlang
> term?
> example:
> "{1,2,[hello]}" ---- converted to ----->  {1,2,[hello]}
> 
> 
> thanks in advance,
> Eduardo Figoli
> INSwitch Solutions
> 
> 
> 

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/ Raimo Niskanen, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB



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