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Vlad Dumitrescu XX (LN/EAB) <>
Tue May 31 12:57:41 CEST 2005


From: Dietmar Schaefer
>I am just reading http://www.erlang.se/doc/doc-5.4/doc/reference_manual/part_frame.html

Hello,

There is a type in the documentation, the last clause in a receive or in a case must not have any semicolons after them.

BTW, is there a compelling reason why that is so? Why not let all clauses end with semicolon? It's much easier to reorder them by simply copy-and-paste :-)

I think I already can guess the answer - the parser would need larger lookahead to understand what's going on... Is it so?

regards,
Vlad



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