[erlang-questions] Parametrized modules status

Kenneth Lundin <>
Tue Feb 6 21:37:50 CET 2007


Hi,

Parameterized modules was as said introduced in OTP R10B as has been
working in every release since then.
It is not documented (you have to read Richards paper) because it is
not officially supported by us. Not supported meaning that we are not
testing it properly and
there is no guarantee that all tools like debugger, cover etc. can
handle that feature.
Not supported also meaning that we don't promise to keep the function
in a compatible way.

We don't use it in any released code.

It is a nice feature, and as far as I know it works very well, but I
think it would be a good thing to bring it up as an EEP (Erlang
Enhancement Proposal) before making it official. Maybe there are some
good feedback we can get.

On 2/6/07, Kirill Zaborski <> wrote:
> I've read recently a paper from Richard Carlsson (
> http://www.erlang.se/workshop/2003/paper/p29-carlsson.pdf )
> about the parametrized modules in Erlang searched in google and found that
> it was introduced in OTP R10B but I find nothing about it in my Erlang/OTP
> (BTW what is the best way to find the version? I remember that it is R11B-1
> or R11B-2 but which actually?)
> What is the current status of this feature? Does anyone use it?
>
> Best regards,
> Kirill.
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Regards Kenneth , OTP team at Ericsson



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