Is there an elegant guard test for strings?

Claes Wikstrom <>
Tue Aug 16 23:28:21 CEST 2005

Tony Hobbins wrote:
> Hi all,
> I hope this question is not as stupid as it sounds.
> What is the most elegant guard construct for testing for a string?

There isn't any.

Need to do it through case statement

case is_string(L) of
   true ->


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