[erlang-questions] preferred looping style

Alexander Krasnukhin <>
Thu Jun 23 15:33:56 CEST 2011


Definitely the second one is better. It's more readable.

On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 4:20 AM, Richard O'Keefe <> wrote:

>
> On 23/06/2011, at 5:44 AM, Icarus Alive wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Of these 2 styles, which one is preferred, and why ?
> > To me, the readability of 2nd style is better, tough it consumes 1 stack
> frame extra.
>
> Why do you say style 2 consumes one stack frame extra?
> It's called via a tail call, so that when mainLoop/0
> (whyDoYouWantToWriteUglyUnreadableNamesLikeThis?
>  DidTheUnderscoreKeyBreakOffYourKeyboardOrWhat?)
> is running there isn't any frame for loopInit/0.
>
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Regards,
Alexander
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