[erlang-questions] lists:reverse/1 as a built-in function

James Hague <>
Wed Jan 3 19:01:11 CET 2007


lists:reverse/1 is already a function written in C, but is there any
reason it can't be put on equal footing with length/1, size/1,
integer_to_list/2, and so on.  Surely reverse is the most commonly
used stdlib function, so why not promote it to a true built-in, so
there's no need to prefix it with "lists:"?

James

P.S. I already import lists:reverse in most modules I write, to avoid
the prefix, but it seems redundant.



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