[erlang-questions] Padding a binary to a multiple of 4 bytes
Sun Dec 21 13:24:15 CET 2008
Thank you Matthew and everybody who responded for all these suggestions.
On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 4:24 AM, Matthew Dempsky <>wrote:
> 2008/12/20 Camille Troillard <>:
> > I don't find it very elegant, and guess there is a better way of doing
> Your solution looks fine to me.
> > Also, I was wondering why the "/binary" suffix was needed if I want to
> > append to the Bin variable. Intuitively, I have written <<Bin, 0:size>>,
> > but it doesn't work.
> If you omit a type specifier on a variable in a binary expression, it
> defaults to a single byte. The expression is statically typed at
> compile time, so if you write <<Bin>>, the compiler writes code that
> assumes Bin is an integer value. At run-time, when it detects it's a
> binary instead, a type error is raised.
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