[erlang-questions] Abstract patterns, structs and frames

Hynek Vychodil <>
Mon Feb 23 15:12:04 CET 2009


On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 12:31 PM, Richard Andrews <>wrote:

> > Yes, it means that both Abstract Patterns and (Frames or Structs)
> > might be implemented.
>
> As best I can understand - after reading the papers by Richard O'Keef and
> Joe Armstrong - structs and frames are trying to solve pretty much the same
> problem and the main distinction appears to be that structs are named/tagged
> while frames are defined only by their content.
>
> I don't see a need for the tag (ie. struct) and I think it might be a
> problem in some cases. What situations can people see where the struct tag
> is better than say, tag=someTagAtom in a frame?
>

... or encapsulate in tuple or whatever want.

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