[erlang-questions] case statements really required??

Sean Cribbs <>
Fri Dec 4 14:21:16 CET 2009

kiran wrote:
> hi,
> is it good to use case statements in functional language..  according 
> to me .. pattern matching-functions could do the task.
> any commnets??
Often I turn case statements into multiple function clauses, as you 
suggest; however, sometimes it's more expedient to use a case 
statement.  It's a matter of style and pragmatism, and I like having 
both available.


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