[erlang-questions] Pattern-matching function?

Francois De Serres <>
Wed Oct 29 19:26:45 CET 2008


Thank you Richard. 
Any way to overcome this with parsing/binding/eval magic, even cumbersome ?

> Francois De Serres wrote:
> > Hi there.
> > 
> > I need a function that actually does pattern matching: pm(Tuple,
> Pattern)->MatchedPattern|error
> 
> You cannot pass a pattern with uninstantiated variables to a function.
> Erlang is a strict functional language, it is not Prolog. Patterns are
> not run-time values.
> 
>     /Richard

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