[erlang-questions] Re: erlang improvement - objective c (or smalltalk) syntax
Thu Jun 4 17:07:54 CEST 2009
I'd vote for this in a heartbeat :)
On Jun 4, 2009, at 5:41 PM, mats cronqvist wrote:
> Kenneth Lundin <> writes:
>> It would be easy to implement tab-completion of functions with
>> argument names and types based on the
>> type specifications which are in place in many of the modules in
>> kernel and stdlib.
>> The typespec info can easily be retrieved from the beam files without
>> need for documentation.
> distel has functionality to support tab completion of function names,
> that can also be run from the shell;
> 5> otp_doc:sig(li,fo).
> ["lists:foldl(Fun, Acc0, List) -> Acc1",
> "lists:foldr(Fun, Acc0, List) -> Acc1",
> "lists:foreach(Fun, List) -> void()"]
> It works by parsing the HTML docs on the fly.
> There's also this fine function
> 6> distel:get_arglists("lists","foldl").
> that uses debug-info from the beam files.
> In emacs this has been available for a long time. Incorporating with
> the shell would be trivial (if these functions, or clones of them,
> were included in OTP.)
> As far as Joe's suggestion goes; I'm curious as to how this should be
> implemented, and much it would slow down an "average" program.
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