[erlang-questions] The Erlang Rationale

Bjorn Gustavsson bgustavsson@REDACTED
Thu Oct 2 12:31:03 CEST 2008

On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 7:23 AM, Richard O'Keefe <ok@REDACTED> wrote:

> Actually, if we had ?HERE, things could get even better.
> If the compiler handled constant terms specially (using a
> single static copy instead of building a new copy on the
> heap), passing ?HERE could be as cheap as passing 42, and
> we could pass around one possibly detailed location term
> instead of separate module/line arguments.  This would be
> nice to do for format strings too.
The compiler (and run-time system) in R12B actually already does that. That
was one
of the highlights of the R12B release.

Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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