[erlang-questions] some language changes

Mike McNally m5@REDACTED
Sat Jun 2 04:51:24 CEST 2007

> Stuff that's doable:
> * destructive updates of local variables (that is, removing the
> single-assignment property)

AAAAA!!!!!!   Absolutely no.

> * local functions


> * ability to use any function as a guard


> * changing of scope rules, including adding "let...in" and "where" constructs

Terrible for maintainability and readbility.

> * a replacement for records


> * indentation-based syntax (no more commas and semicolons and so on)

Horrible beyond description.

> * list comprehensions that step through multiple lists simultaneously
> instead of in a nested manner


> * more concise type info in patterns

*Maybe*, if somebody can explain how that can be done efficiently.

[ I love pre-moistened towelettes ] Mike McNally -- m5@REDACTED

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