[erlang-questions] What atom name to represent a null value

Nikolas Bowe <>
Fri Feb 26 01:55:53 CET 2010


I think its because the default value for record fields is 'undefined'


caio ariede wrote:
> Right.
>
> It is defined in somewhere? Some documentation?
>
> Or just in common sense?
>
> Thanks
>
> Caio Ariede
> http://caioariede.com/
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> On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 9:29 PM, Jayson Vantuyl <> wrote:
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>   
>> undefined is the standard one.  Although I've used none, null, and nil
>> before (in different situations).
>>
>> On Feb 25, 2010, at 4:20 PM, caio ariede wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> I already saw some people using "undef", but I want to know what name is
>>> commonly used (if there is).
>>>
>>> Caio Ariede
>>> http://caioariede.com/
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 9:14 PM, David Lloyd <>
>>>       
>> wrote:
>>     
>>>> Why couldn't you use "null"?
>>>>
>>>> DSL
>>>>
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>>>> *Subject*: [erlang-questions] What atom name to represent a null value
>>>> *Date*: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 21:13:34 -0300
>>>>
>>>> In common sense, what atom name can I use to better represent null
>>>>         
>> values?
>>     
>>>> Thanks.
>>>>
>>>> Caio Ariedehttp://caioariede.com/
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>         
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>> Jayson Vantuyl
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