[erlang-questions] Printed list to Erlang function

zxq9 <>
Tue Mar 29 19:13:00 CEST 2016

On 2016年3月29日 火曜日 12:59:28  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?

Hi Lloyd.

I must not quite be understanding the requirement.

stopwords/0 returns your list of words.
lists:member/2 does indeed return 'true' if the first argument is a member of the second.
As written, lists_member/2 above could be lists:member/2 instead and work as expected:

:~/Code/erlang$ cat member_example.erl                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
stopwords() ->                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    ["word1", "word2", "word3"].                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
is_stopword(Word) ->                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    List = stopwords(),                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    lists:member(Word, List).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
go() ->                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    First = "word2",
    Second = "caboose",
    ok = io:format("~p is in stopwords: ~p~n", [First, is_stopword(First)]),
    ok = io:format("~p is in stopwords: ~p~n", [Second, is_stopword(Second)]).
:~/Code/erlang$ erl
Erlang/OTP 18 [erts-7.2] [source] [64-bit] [smp:2:2] [async-threads:10] [kernel-poll:false]

Eshell V7.2  (abort with ^G)
1> c(member_example).
2> member_example:go().
"word2" is in stopwords: true
"caboose" is in stopwords: false

Either a typo tripped you up or I'm not quite understanding what your goal is.
Can you elaborate?


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