[erlang-questions] Pmods, packages, Unicode source code and column numbers in compiler - what will happen in R16?

Richard O'Keefe <>
Wed Oct 17 01:22:18 CEST 2012

On 17/10/2012, at 2:51 AM, Patrik Nyblom wrote:

> Hi all!
> The OTP Technical board decisions from last Thursday are now published on the erlang.org website, which means that the answers to some questions about changes in R16 are finally officially answered.

"UTF-8 BOM's will not be handled due to their limited use."

	As I understand it, byte order marks are not *supposed*
	to be used with UTF-8, because it has no byte order issues.

"Variable names will continue to be limited to Latin characters."

	I hope that means "for this release."

An end to Java envy (otherwise known as removal of 'packages'):

	Good news.  But let's keep thinking about ways to solve
	the problem that packages were meant to solve but didn't.


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