[erlang-questions] correct terminology for referring to strings
Fri Aug 3 02:15:37 CEST 2012
On Fri, Aug 03, 2012 at 10:19:43AM +1200, Richard O'Keefe wrote:
> m% cat snark.erl
> f() -> [ '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '' ].
> but in my text editor,
> f() -> [ '^@', '^A', '^B', '^C', '^D', '^E', '^F', '^G' ].
> It would probably be a Good Thing if Erlang gave at least a warning
> about control characters in atom, string, or character literals
> written without using \ .
Could we just disallow control characters altogether? Or at least
require an option to enable them. Please. They're just accidents
waiting to happen when UTF-8 is eventually implemented and serve no
useful purpose that I can see.
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