[erlang-questions] When to return {ok, Value} or just the Value

Max Bourinov <>
Mon Nov 14 19:09:07 CET 2011


Agree with Max Lapshin. I also use the same approach.

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 4:23 PM, Max Lapshin <> wrote:

> I think, it is a very good rule to choose whether function can be
> tuple-return or throw-return:
> if it has to work with outside world, than let is return {ok, Value} |
> {error, Reason}
> if it is "clean", than return Value or throw error is ok.
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