Erlang/OTP R10B-10 has been released
Mon Mar 20 16:58:04 CET 2006
> Bjorn Gustavsson <> wrote:
> Abstract patterns is tricky to implement efficiently as it would
> require inlining across module boundaries.
personally, i would be very happy to have this implementated even if it was
quite a bit slower than records.
then my project could (at least in principle) institute this design rule;
DON'T USE THE PRE-PROCESSOR (unless you really have to)!
i bet you'd find that (say) a 20% slower record field accesses would almost
always be perfectly acceptable.
the win would of course be to get rid of all the bizarre and gratuitous uses
of the pre-processor.
i do believe Richard A. O'Keefe was correct in writing, "There really isn't
anything that can be done with the [preprocessor] that could not be done better
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