[erlang-questions] builtin regexp functions in Erlang/OTP R12B-3

Mats Cronqvist <>
Tue Jun 17 10:51:31 CEST 2008


John Haugeland wrote:
> > after all, erlang is about reliability. and it seems not being
> > POSIX-compliant has worked for 20 years.
>
> By that logic, nothing in Erlang should ever change again.  You might 
> want to look up "argumentum ad antiquitatem".
  By that logic, nothing in Erlang should ever change again just to 
become POSIX compliant. You might want to look up "Straw man."

  mats



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