[erlang-questions] erlang improvement - objective c (or smalltalk) syntax

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Thu Jun 4 13:31:55 CEST 2009

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 11:10, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
> Imagine a function like string:substring/3. A call to this looks like:
>        string:substring(Str, I, J)

> Solution: write the call like this.
>       string:substring( string:S start:I length:J)

Hi Joe,

Didn't you (or was it someone else? I can't find that message in the
archives) suggest for some time ago a different but similar way to
represent function calls, something like


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