[erlang-questions] Printed list to Erlang function

Felix Gallo <>
Tue Mar 29 19:14:30 CEST 2016


if you don't mind massaging your text file into erlang term format, then
you could use file:consult() to pull it into erlang in a fairly nice and
seamless way.  If your list might get big, your disk storage is slow, or
you might check it at a high rate of speed, you might cache the result of
file:consult in ETS and check that before loading from disk.

F.

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 9:59 AM, <> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> So, I have a printed list of stop words:
>
> http://www.ranks.nl/stopwords
>
> I'd like to turn this list into an Erlang function that I can query---
>
> stopwords() ->
>    ["word1", "word2" ... "wordN"].
>
> is_stopword(Word) ->
>    List = stopwords(),
>    lists_member(Word, List).
>
> All my efforts so far have evolved into ugly kludges. Seems to me there
> must be an elegant method that I'm overlooking.
>
> Some kind soul point the way?
>
> Many thanks,
>
> LRP
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