[erlang-questions] Why is query a reserved word

Steve Davis steven.charles.davis@REDACTED
Sat Oct 11 12:53:02 CEST 2008

Thanks, Lennart - I figured there must be some historical reason.

Umm... anyone know if there's a chance that it will be "unreserved" in 
the future?


Lennart Öhman wrote:
> Hi,
> it was used in defining a Mnemosyne query - a now obsoleted Mnesia query language.
> Check R11B documentation if you are interested in learning more about Mnemosyne.
> Best Regards
> Lennart
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> I notice that query is a reserved word in erlang - anyone know why?
> It's the first/most obvious function name you'd choose when dealing
> with a data store, so i'm interested in why it's reserved...
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