[erlang-questions] Bug ?!

Robert Virding <>
Mon Oct 9 22:50:22 CEST 2006

Mats Cronqvist wrote:
> Robert Virding wrote:
>> As I wrote in the not too distant past here in erlang-questions: 
>> macros were a joke! Although you may need a slightly warped sense of 
>> humour to appreciate it.
>   it might have been funny to you, but it brings me daily pain. the 
> permissiveness of the preprocessor is in my opinion the #1 
> maintainability issue in my project.
>   and how anyone can find allowing unbalanced parentheses "funny" is 
> beyond me.

Then treat it as a bug and fix it. It is not carved in stone. It wasn't 
the unbalanced parentheses which were the joke but macros as such.

I don't think that the rest of the preprocessor is too permissive, it 
tries to detect errors.

>> You don't have to take Richard's word for it, but you should really 
>> think through your suggestions properly to see their full 
>> implications. Not just the immediate case in which you are interested.
>   apparently i don't. i can just claim it was a joke.

Of course.


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