[erlang-questions] using catch - getting error

Dmitry Vasiliev <>
Sat Jun 26 00:46:51 CEST 2010

On 26.06.2010 2:16, Wes James wrote:
> If the key exists, then put it in Val and return Val, if the key does
> not exist, catch the error and set Val to 0.
> How should this be done?

Consider to use proplists (http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/proplists.html)
module for {Key, Value} lists. It seems proplists:get_value/3 do what
you need.

Dmitry Vasiliev <dima at hlabs.org>

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