[erlang-questions] Reading, Learning, Confused

Sean Allen <>
Sun Jul 20 01:55:38 CEST 2008


me too....

On Jul 19, 2008, at 11:27 AM, Edwin Fine wrote:

> 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 < 
> > wrote:
>
> 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.
>
>
>
>
>
> -- 
> The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie --  
> deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent,  
> persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of  
> opinion without the discomfort of thought.
> John F. Kennedy 35th president of US 1961-1963 (1917 - 1963)

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