[erlang-questions] Parameterized module initialization
Wed Jun 27 09:40:01 CEST 2012
On 06/27/2012 09:25 AM, Bob Ippolito wrote:
> On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, Loïc Hoguin wrote:
> On 06/27/2012 02:40 AM, Richard O'Keefe wrote:
> On 27/06/2012, at 5:33 AM, Andrew Berman wrote:
> I'd also like to know why there are "hidden" features of
> Erlang in the first place.
> Because it isn't dead. New ideas get tried, and sane designers
> don't take it
> for granted that their precious new idea is going to be right
> first time.
> So initial implementations get short-cuts so that people can get
> experience with a new feature before designing and documenting
> the Real Thing.
> Strictly speaking, in this case it isn't the *feature*
> (parameterised modules)
> that is hidden but the *implementation* of that feature.
> Sure, but these kind of things are better kept in an experimental
> branch, not in the real thing where popular projects start using
> them and people deploy them in production.
> To be fair, all of these features were introduced before Erlang had
> public version control.
I see, makes more sense. ;)
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