[erlang-questions] Maps branch and disclaimers

Chris King <>
Tue Oct 29 21:20:27 CET 2013


On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 4:15 PM, Siraaj Khandkar <>wrote:

>
>  Sure. Let's entertain this thought for a sec: the lt|eq|gt are in the
> domain of atoms and are impractical to make _truly_ exhaustive. However,
> remember this - atoms, by their very purpose, carry symbolic meaning,
> whereas integers do not. If you see 0 or 1 or -1 outside of context - they
> mean next to 0 to you (pun very much intended), whereas if you see 'lt',
> 'gt' or 'eq' - you have a pretty good clue about where they could have come
> from.


Sure.  I'm not taking a side; just pointing out invalid reasoning.
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