[erlang-questions] Truncation packing Integer into binary: bug or feature?

Christian <>
Fri Aug 22 13:21:13 CEST 2008


It has been mentioned before on the list.

http://www.erlang.org/pipermail/erlang-questions/2007-July/027657.html

> Is this a bug or a feature? I know that in C, integers overflow silently. I
> would have thought Erlang would raise a badarg error or something. Or would
> it negatively impact performance to check for overflow? Is there a place in
> the docs I did not find that addresses this? I have searched the Erlang
> documentation, Google and the Erlang mailing list archives for clues and
> found nothing so far.



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