[erlang-questions] void() in type specs

Joel Reymont <>
Fri Nov 18 16:52:41 CET 2011


Use 'ok' for functions not returning anything of interest.

See lists:foreach, for example.

On Nov 18, 2011, at 3:50 PM, Olivier BOUDEVILLE wrote:

> 
> Hello Timothy, 
> 
> Thanks for your message. I had seen that type, but, as I understand it, it is for non-terminating functions (ex: server sitting in an infinite loop, tear-down code finishing with halt/0, or code throwing an exception, etc.), not for terminating functions whose result is not of interest (but maybe Kostis or Stavros will correct me if I am wrong). 
> 
> For the moment, I stick to my own void() type, and saw that at least Orber did the same thing apparently.

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