[erlang-questions] Getting the position of a list item

Robert Raschke <>
Wed Dec 2 18:34:46 CET 2009


On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 5:10 PM, Garrett Smith <> wrote:

> I'm missing something basic here :\
>
> The lists module has keyfind/3 but no find/2, where you want to return
> the position of a particular list item. This is surprising.
>
> Is there a commonly used pattern for this?
>
>
>
Hmm, I fail to come up with a good usage scenario for wanting this. What are
you needing the position of an item in a list for?

Robby


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