[erlang-questions] Newbie question: function include/1 undefined
Mon Oct 3 13:01:48 CEST 2016
Thanks Fred, I'll see if this works for me here.
On 10/03/2016 06:43 AM, Fred Hebert wrote:
> On 10/02, 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
>> freely. 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. It's a big, ugly block in an otherwise
>> elegant set of funs. I guess I'm stuck with it, as I'm reluctant to
>> make things too complicated by running the whole thing through m4
>> first before the erlang pre-processor. I do wish it could be done
>> though. (Dare I suggest a modest proposal?)
> Another approach, although a bit more painful to make work and
> correlate with all scope would be to use macros:
> -define(CODE_SNIPPET, begin <whatever> end).
> YOu can then -include("myheader.hrl"). and just call ?CODE_SNIPPET
> Richard O'Keefe's solutions would be cleaner in the long run (and I
> definitely recommend running with that option), but this could be an
> immediate workaround for what you had in mind.
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