binary constructor

Daniel Luna <>
Fri Feb 25 19:20:52 CET 2005


On Fri, 25 Feb 2005, Kostis Sagonas wrote:
> >   so i read this in the reference manual
> > (http://www.erlang.se/doc/doc-5.4/doc/reference_manual/part_frame.html);
> >
> > <<E1,...,En>>
> >
> > Ei = Value |
> >      Value:Size |
> >      Value/TypeSpecifierList |
> >      Value:Size/TypeSpecifierList
> >
> > used in a binary construction, Value is an expression which should
> > evaluate to an integer, float or string.
>
> Congratulations, you've found a typo in the manual!  The above line should
> read "evaluate to an integer, float or binary".

Well only sort of a bug.

<<"string">> works. So if the string is a constant known at compile time 
you can use this form.

/Luna
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