Erlang does have problems

Bob Ippolito <>
Wed Aug 30 17:25:27 CEST 2006


On 8/30/06, Dmitrii Dimandt <> wrote:
>
> On 8/29/06, Joel Reymont <> wrote:
> >
> > On Aug 29, 2006, at 8:12 PM, Yariv Sadan wrote:
> >
> > > If this is really THE problem for Erlang systems, I think Erlang
> > > should be extended with a native String type. It would have similar
> > > functions to lists, but be more efficient.
> >
> > Just use binaries (tm).
>
>
> This could be problematic for the developer who is not very well versed in
> the fine arts of strings, binaries, conversions, encodings, etc etc etc :)
> Especially for us, poor folks from non-English-speaking countries ;)
>
>

How is it less of a problem with lists? There still isn't any support
for text encodings in what ships with Erlang (that I've been able to
find, anyway).

-bob



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