[erlang-questions] idea: service pack one

Fredrik Svahn <>
Wed Nov 14 01:52:58 CET 2007


On Nov 13, 2007 10:27 PM, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
> 6 ++++ fix BIFs for regexp, searching binaries etc - so people stop winging

I guess I am one of the people whinging. :-)

I have recently started writing an EEP on various operations on
binaries that I would like to see added in a support library (e.g.
searching for patterns/multipatterns, splitting by pattern, regex,
some of them might be suitable to implement as BIFs, but that is a
later question). Is there someone else out there already working on
this?

If not, please let me know what opertaions you would like to be able
to do on binaries. Are there any design patterns or operations on
binaries that you keep writing over and over again? Any code involving
binaries which could be written in a more elegant way with a support
function? Any operations which you feel would be suitable to implement
as BIFs?

BR /Fredrik



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