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

Loïc Hoguin <>
Thu Oct 18 17:48:46 CEST 2012

On 10/18/2012 05:40 PM, Devin Torres wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 3:45 AM, Loïc Hoguin <> wrote:
>> Cowboy doesn't use undocumented features. That's one of the biggest Cowboy
>> claim. It protects both the project and its users from bad surprises.
> Missing the point, but okay. The point is: not removing the feature
> affects nobody different today. You can continue to ignore it forever
> and it will never make a difference to your daily life. Removing the
> feature adversely affects some.

Didn't miss it, just ignored it. The point makes no sense.

Why would I want something that I consider bad practice to stay in a 
language I want to improve?

> Instead of removing features, why don't we let the OTP team focus on
> adding features that will make the lives of everyday Erlang
> programmers better? Like frames. :)

Or, why not remove the bad features to allow them to spend more time on 
adding good features instead of forever maintaining bad ones?

Plus that's not removing a feature, that's removing an experiment gone bad.

Loïc Hoguin
Erlang Cowboy
Nine Nines

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