[erlang-questions] Good Erlang style?

Christian S <>
Sun Sep 17 12:53:34 CEST 2006

I suggest you look at section 4.3 "Error handling philosophy" and
forward from Joe Armstrong's Ph.D. thesis: "Making reliable
distributed systems in the presence of sodware errors"

You can find the pdf at:

Actually, read the whole thesis.

On 9/17/06, Liam Clarke <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> A quick question. From my Python background I'm mindful of a implied
> "right way" of doing things, and I'm wondering about the Zen of
> Erlang, as it were.
> Just contemplating error conditions currently. Is the use of catch and
> throw the usual style, or is evaluation of returned values?

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