[erlang-questions] My biggest beef with Erlang

David King <>
Mon Nov 26 04:33:12 CET 2007


> If you like Erlang why do you then almost all the time ask for changes
> of the language?

You don't have to hate something to be able to think of ways to  
improve it.



>
> If you have a serious suggestion of some new feature I suggest that
> you write an EEP (Erlang Enhancement Porposal) and we can
> discuss the pros and cons of that and decide if it should make it into
> the distribution.
>
>
> /Kenneth Erlang/OTP team at Ericsson
>
> On Nov 25, 2007 1:51 PM, Joel Reymont <> wrote:
>>
>> 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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