[erlang-questions] Newbie question: function include/1 undefined
Mon Oct 3 02:31:57 CEST 2016
Thanks. I'll have another look.
On 10/2/2016 8:03 PM, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> On 3/10/16 12:37 PM, Donald Steven wrote:
>> Thanks Richard. I had (alas) come to that conclusion.
>> In c (or m4 or the like), I can include blocks of text or code quite
> I used to maintain pdm4.
>> In this case, primarily as a matter of aesthetics, I wanted to
>> off load some repetitive initializations to a file which could be
>> included at the appropriate point, with a neat % comment on the side to
>> keep my head straight.
> Colour me stupid, but I don't see why you can't have
> % biginit.hrl
> biginit(Arguments...) ->
> % main.erl
> main(...) ->
> rest of main.
> OK, so it's *two* lines instead of one line, but is that a problem?
> Failing that, what stops biginit being a single big ugly macro?
> Again, at the point of use there would be two lines, not one.
> I'm trying to think of anything I might want to include in the
> body of a function that couldn't be in another function, and failing.
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