[erlang-questions] Erlang Style Guide

David Mercer <>
Wed May 18 15:56:48 CEST 2011

I daresay, if ROK would publish his standards, I'd probably follow them.
He's the guy who puts punctuation at the beginning of a lot of lines.  The
way it is now, I just go with what looks good (which means punctuation at
the end of the line), because I can't be bothered coming up with rules to
follow, but I'm pretty sure ROK has in his head some self-consistent system
that makes sense and makes coding easier.


Actually, I'd probably follow anyone's formatting rules if someone would
publish some.  Maybe I should.






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On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 2:39 PM, Dmitrii Dimandt <>

This is an excellent guide. However, it mostly deals with language
constructs and programming habits. It would be nice to complement this with
a "writing style" guide that would discuss identation and nesting, naming
conventions etc.



Where to put punctuation, naming etc. is a matter that is discussed with
religious fervor - nobody agrees
here at all ...


What about this?



On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Dmitrii Dimandt <>

Hi all!

Is there a more-or-less universally accepted Erlang Style Guide. SImilar to,
say, PEP08 (http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/).

If there isn't, does anyone has a style guide the use? Would you care to
share you style guides with the list?

Thank you!
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