[erlang-questions] function with no parameter?

Doug Edmunds <>
Wed Jun 18 21:09:52 CEST 2008

I doubt any of them work unless you prefix the function
with the name of the module (unless you are shadowing
a BIF, in which case you are really calling the BIF and
not yours.

the tipoff is 'undefined function'

try this:

which will work, as long as the module is in the
search path.


2008/6/18 Circular Function <>:

> -export([hej/0,fib/1,fibx/1,fac/1, fac2/1, sq/1,cube/1,power/2,
> powerc/2,nCk/2]).
> hej() -> 12.
> this compiles but it doesnt work when calling in the shell.
> 36> hej().
> ** exception error: undefined function shell_default:hej/0
> does this have anything to do with functions should be pure in erlang thus
> calling a fucntion with no parameter isnt allowed? but then why is creating
> them allowed?
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