[erlang-questions] Changing the shell and module syntax and semantics
Thu Mar 8 09:55:46 CET 2007
On 2007-03-08 09:30, Joe Armstrong wrote:
> In fact these is no good reason not to allow this in modules as well ...
> X = 12 + lists:sqrt(23).
> foo(A) ->
> A + X.
> .... etc....
> This would *greatly* increase the power of Erlang and make things
> nicely symmetric
it would also make this code crash:
X = 12 + lists:sqrt(23).
X = A+1,
which would be symmetric towards the shell but rather inconvenient in a
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