[erlang-questions] Reading, Learning, Confused

Edwin Fine <>
Sat Jul 19 17:27:13 CEST 2008

I am amazed that the shell could have "sort of" worked and got fixed by a
reinstall. Well, live and learn. Good luck with your learning.

On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 11:23 AM, Sean Allen <>

> On Jul 19, 2008, at 11:10 AM, Edwin Fine wrote:
>  Sean,
>> I think it's historical. "orelse" and "andalso" were added to the language
>> later. I would also be inclined to use the short-circuit ones, but I don't
>> find myself writing a lot of code that uses "and" and "or" anyway. I might
>> have written your example as
>> f(X) when X == 0; 1/X < 2 ->
>> which gets evaluated from left to right.
> that makes sense thanks.
> so, something got fubar in the version i had installed.... and suddenly
> things make much more sense.
> i'll upgrade if i move past the learning point or hit something that doesnt
> work right again.
> thanks for the help and info.
> sorry that a large chunk of it was the result of a bad erlang shell.

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