[erlang-questions] some language changes
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 --
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