[erlang-questions] error terminology

Doug Edmunds <>
Wed Sep 5 19:24:37 CEST 2007


Instead of calling all three of these 'errors'
what is this correct terminology?
Best I can come up with is
syntax error, error message, and exit error.

Are there others?

A. syntax error
  ** 3:  syntax error before " . " **

B. error message (not really an error like the other two, actually a result)
  {error,{type_mismatch,"testfile.dets"}}

C. exit error
 =ERROR REPORT==== 5-Sep-2007::10:16:32 ===
Error in process <0.58.0> with exit value: {undef,[{det,open_file,['
woofbag.dets
',[]]},{erl_eval,do_apply,5},{shell,exprs,6},{shell,eval_loop,3}]}

** exited: {undef,[{det,open_file,['woofbag.dets',[]]},
                   {erl_eval,do_apply,5},
                   {shell,exprs,6},
                   {shell,eval_loop,3}]} **
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