[erlang-questions] simplified attribute declaration

Kenneth Lundin <>
Fri Mar 19 15:53:07 CET 2010

For -spec and -type you don't need the surrounding parentheses right
now and we don't
regard it as a bug.

It is possible that we will do something about the so called
inconsistency sooner or later.

/Kenneth Erlang/OTP, Ericsson

On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 3:08 PM, Vlad Dumitrescu <> wrote:
> 2010/3/19 Kenneth Lundin <>:
>> We have no plans at all to support attributes without parentheses no matter if
>> the attribute has one or several parameters. That this syntax is
>> accepted now is a
>> bug which will be corrected.
>> We will also make it mandatory to have a closing parenthesis in defines.
> This includes -spec and -type, or is the inconsistency going to remain?
> best regards,
> Vlad

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