[erlang-questions] How do I elegantly check many conditions?

Gordon Guthrie gordon@REDACTED
Fri Mar 20 14:30:12 CET 2009

How about a single conditional on a tuple?

check(Email, Username, Password) ->
     InUseE = check_in_use_email(Email),
     AlphaNum = check_is_alphanumeric(Username),
    InUseU = check_in_use_username(Username),
   StrongEnough = check_password(password),

 case {InUseE, AlphaNum, InUseU, StrongEnough} of
     {true, true, true, true} -> true;
     _                             -> false

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 1:20 PM, ryeguy <ryeguy1@REDACTED> wrote:

> So when a user sends a request to register an account, they send their
> username, password, email, and other info. The registration function
> must verify all of their data. An example would be:
>  - verify email not in use
>  - verify username not in use
>  - verify username is alphanumeric
>  - verify all fields are above X characters long
>  - verify all fields are less than Y characters long
> Now I don't want to have a 5 level deep if or case statement, but what
> other options do I have? Splitting it into separate functions sounds
> like a good idea, but then I just have to check the return value of
> the functions in some sort of conditional and it's back to the
> original problem.
> I could separate them into functions and then call an if statement
> with all of the conditionals OR'd together, but that wouldn't give me
> what I want because I need to be able to tell the user the specific
> error if there was one.
> How does one handle this kind of situation in erlang?
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