[erlang-questions] lists documentation error
Fri Jun 13 15:54:07 CEST 2008
That seems like a good addition to the text of the documentation.
The way it is written now implies that any combination of start + length
On Jun 12, 2008, at 11:37 PM, Doug Edmunds wrote:
> The Type information for lists:sublist/3
> places this restriction on Start:
> Start = 1..(length(List1)+1)
> As long as Start does not exceed length(List1)+1,
> Start + Length can be > than the length of the list.
> For example:
> lists:sublist([1,2,3,4], 4, 2000).
> is ok.
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 9:57 PM, Jay Nelson <> wrote:
> The documentation for lists:sublist/3 gives an example to show that
> there is no error for start+length > the length of the list:
> > lists:sublist([1,2,3,4], 5, 2).
> However, in R12B-2 I try the following:
> > lists:sublist([1,2,3,4], 6, 2).
> ** exception error: no function clause matching lists:nthtail(1,)
> in function lists:sublist/3
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