[erlang-questions] Package Support/Use
Richard A. O'Keefe
Mon Nov 6 03:38:08 CET 2006
Dominic Williams <xpdoka@REDACTED> wrote:
Compared to some other language communities I have known,
this one is actually rather weak on community
standards. I'll just offer three examples:
- naming (camel case vs. underscore)
May I request a compiler option, enabled by default, to flag
every occurrence of baStudlyCaps as a style error?
- returning tagged values vs. throwing
I thought we did have advice about that? I can't remember where
I saw it, but it was along the lines of "don't use exceptions
except for things that are really exceptional". In other languages,
for example, coming to the end of a file is NOT exceptional; most
"files" HAVE an end. So a language shouldn't indicate reaching the end
of a file (for the first time, at least) by raising an exception.
- using OTP or not
The advice I see here is consistent: use it.
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