[erlang-questions] Local namespaces in case/try

Dmitry Groshev <>
Sun Jul 15 12:46:49 CEST 2012

So you are against changing context (as follows from your previous 
message), and in the same time you prefer to change context of matching in 
non-obvious (without carefully observing all case's branches) way? Shiny! 
Don't you think that it's *way* less readable than explicit return of bunch 
of variables (through tuples, for example) from case?

On Sunday, July 15, 2012 2:35:18 PM UTC+4, José Valim wrote:
> -rework case/if/receive statements to introduce their own namespaces. It 
>> will not break any code that compiles without warnings, because reuse of 
>> variables outside of case/if/receive emits a warning right now.
> Please don't. I would actually prefer if we didn't emit a warning in the 
> first place (in fact I frequently disable it). This is a convenient feature 
> and the compiler is smart enough to let us know if the variable is assigned 
> in just one branch, which would introduce runtime errors.
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