[erlang-questions] Package Support/Use

Kirill Zaborski <>
Mon Nov 6 11:08:01 CET 2006


Where does this file come from? I do not see such a file in my Erlang
distribution...

On 11/6/06, Bengt Kleberg <> wrote:
>
> On 2006-11-06 10:20, Mats Cronqvist wrote:
> > Bob Ippolito wrote:
> >> It's clear that much of the standard library prefers to return tagged
> >> tuples instead of using exceptions.
> >
> >    true enough. i believe rectifying this was one of the motivations
> behind the
> > rewrite of the standard libraries referred to earlier in this thread.
>
> you are correct. from the ''CONVENTIONS'' file:
>
>                 - A function should *not* return wrapped values like
>                   {ok,Value}/{error,Reason} to indicate success or
>                   failure. The assumed behaviour should be success,
>                   and failures should be signalled by exceptions,
>                   as described below.
>
>
> bengt
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