[erlang-questions] Accessing a single value from MAPS

Tony Rogvall <>
Thu Oct 8 17:55:07 CEST 2015

Why not only support atom keys for the dot notation and let more complex keys use maps:get???
That would cover most of my uses of maps ( but far from all )
> On 8 okt. 2015, at 16:47, Fred Hebert <> wrote:
>> On 10/08, Fred Hebert wrote:
>> Map.f.'d.e'.#{=>ok} to go fetch the final 'ok'. Either that or you·
>> support little chaining, but there's still plenty of ways to make this·
>> terrible.
> Oh also, if any form of chaining is required, it is now impossible to know if Map.3.5 is supposed to be Map.(3.5) or two maps, one with the key 3 and the key 5. I guess parentheses could make it work. But even with records this was kind of messy.
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