[erlang-questions] Re: floating point syntax

Anthony Shipman <>
Tue Apr 20 11:47:07 CEST 2010

On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 07:16:02 am Robert Virding wrote:
> IIRC it was probably more that we/I just didn't see the need to be
> able to write the shortened forms. It isn't that it is much extra you
> have to write. :-)
> Robert

When parsing numbers for other languages it would be nice to be able to use 
fread() to parse them instead of writing my own. Some sort of ~N form to read 
a number, integer or floating point, in the usual syntax would be nice.

Anthony Shipman                    Mamas don't let your babies 
                   grow up to be outsourced.

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