[erlang-questions] maps or records?

Loïc Hoguin <>
Mon Feb 29 16:04:03 CET 2016


On 02/26/2016 03:50 PM, Benoit Chesneau wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> i tends these days to use maps instead of records, so you dont' have to
> include a file to retrieve the "schema" but I wonder if this is a good
> idea or not. Is there still some usage for records vs maps?

For what it's worth, Cowboy 2 will have a (non-opaque) map for Req, and 
still keep functions around for those that prefer or need those. So 
things like method, host, path etc. can be accessed directly from the map.

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Loïc Hoguin
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