[erlang-questions] is there "return" in Erlang.
Attila Rajmund Nohl
Mon Feb 28 15:40:31 CET 2011
2011/2/28, Jachym Holecek <>:
> Oh, true, forgot about that -- but the one with 'if' can't, or consider
> 'switch' as another example. Point is in C, some things are statements
> which do things without having a value themselves and some things are
> expressions yielding values.
> In Erlang, life is simpler -- everything is an expression, you can bind it
> to a variable or just use it in-place anywhere an expression is allowed.
Except the throw statement...
> This means you can compose small bits of meaning in any way you want, free
> from arbitrary limitations like the ones in C.
Erlang has its own set of "arbitrary limitations", for example you
can't write any kind of exception in an 'if'...
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