[erlang-questions] Let it crash + side effects

Tyron Zerafa <>
Thu Mar 7 11:14:51 CET 2013


Erlang is impure, functions do have side effects. So how does exactly the
let it crash philosophy fit in Erlang?
As far as I know Erlang does not employ any kind of atomic actions or roll
back mechanisms. What is the best course of action to take for a failing
function which has side effects?
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