Should there be warnings about atoms in binary expressions?

Kostis Sagonas <>
Mon Mar 21 20:56:43 CET 2005


James Hague wrote:
 > ...
 > where obviously it should have been Size and Type, but you don't get
 > any warnings from the compiler.  Feels like there should be warnings,
 > given the myriad of warnings introduced in the last release of Erlang.

Yes, after a request from me, the OTP folks added this one.  In R10B-4
you will get:

./foo.erl:5: Warning: binary construction will fail because of a type mismatch

Stay tuned for its upcoming release!

Kostis




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