[erlang-questions] Why doesn't Erlang has return statement?

Daniel Goertzen <>
Wed Dec 17 03:51:50 CET 2014


I recommend giving Garrett's video below a watch to overcome your fear of
adding more functions.  I've always been skeptical of the approach, but I
forced myself to try it and it actually works out really well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQyt9Vlkbis

On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 2:05 AM, aman mangal <> wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> I have seen similar questions before on the forum but I could never
> understand the reason behind it. Is it due to theoretical reasons such as *return
> *statement makes it hard to reason about the program or practical reasons
> that it is hard to implement it (this doesn't seem right but I cannot think
> of anything else)?
>
> Moreover, is there a good alternate to avoid nested case statements?
> Making more functions just seems tedious. Using *catch *statement seems
> another good alternate but my intuition is that it is not good practice, is
> it?
>
> Thank you
> Aman Mangal
> www.prism.gatech.edu/~amangal7
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