[erlang-questions] Re: floating point syntax

Pierpaolo Bernardi <>
Tue Apr 20 11:59:57 CEST 2010


On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 11:47, Anthony Shipman <> wrote:

> 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.

This desire is expressed frequently on this m.l.

Search for previous discussions, to see the arguments from the OTP team
to reject this *improvement*  8^)

Cheers
P.


More information about the erlang-questions mailing list