[erlang-questions] Improve $handle_undefined_function

Björn-Egil Dahlberg <>
Thu Jan 24 18:47:18 CET 2013


On 2013-01-24 18:31, Björn-Egil Dahlberg wrote:
> On 2013-01-24 18:12, Robert Virding wrote:
>> I think the OTP group made a bad decision *indexing* binaries from 
>> zero instead of one like the rest of erlang. It is both wrong and 
>> makes the system inconsistent.
> Btw, when you say "the OTP group made a bad decision", exactly who are 
> you referring too? Yourself? Isn't these decisions from CS-lab? 
> Certainly way before my time =)
That probably sounds a bit more irritated than intended.

I'm honestly curious, who decided indexing on terms and binaries and 
what was the reasoning behind it?

I think I recall someone saying that binary-syntax was the last thing 
out from CS-Lab?

// Björn-Egil


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