[erlang-questions] My biggest beef with Erlang

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Sun Nov 25 21:39:11 CET 2007


On Nov 25, 2007 8:32 PM, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
> No this has nothing to do with regexps

I was trying to get my head around it.

> -compile({character_transform, Mod}).
>
> would (by analogy with parse_transform)
> call Mod:character_transform(Bin, Opts) when Bin was the content of
> the file being compiled
> it would return Bin'
> Then you could do anything you like.

Yes, but in practice, I'm not sure what I'd like to do with a bunch of
text -- there's no structure, so it's just a textual preprocessor...
which we are trying to get rid of. Or am I missing something?

regards,
Vlad



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