[erlang-questions] If you are homesick for object.selector

Garrett Smith <>
Mon Jan 28 02:57:18 CET 2013


On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 7:23 PM, Robert Virding
<> wrote:
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Richard O'Keefe" <>
>>
>> This is _so_ on-topic...
>>
>> http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/Ancestors.aspx
>
> Think how much more difficult to read it would have been if you had to include the record names. :-)

For the benefit of those who didn't click the link, it contains this
function in C#:

private void MouseMove(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
{
   (sender as PictureBox).Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.GetType();
}

After seeing that, I'm convinced Erlang record syntax is one the
language's best features. If other languages had such a tax, this sort
of thing would be held in check.

Call it a sin tax.

Get it?

Garrett



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