[erlang-questions] My biggest beef with Erlang

Joel Reymont <>
Sun Nov 25 13:51:25 CET 2007


On Nov 25, 2007, at 3:12 AM, Robin Bhattacharyya wrote:

> Smerl manipulates erlang at the abstract form, so smerl is kinda like
> a lisp macro.  A lispy erlang would make erlang easier to manipulate.


My biggest beef with Erlang is that even with parse transforms I  
cannot make a !! b stand for funcall(a, b). If the Erlang  
implementation removed this restriction then surely all sorts of  
creative uses would be enabled.

	Thanks, Joel

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