[erlang-questions] Proposal to remove tuple dispatches from Erlang

José Valim <>
Fri Apr 14 14:40:46 CEST 2017


Thanks for the input Loïc. When you say removing it is harsh, do you mean
removing it immediately in favor of a parse transform (implementation 1) or
are you also against implementation 2 which would be backwards compatible
at BEAM level and allow the feature to be slowly phased out through the
years?

Regarding my personal reasons, they have all been listed in the original
email. It is a style that I believe should be discouraged, as it can be
implemented manually when desired, especially if it is in the way of
further improvements at the VM level (pending confirmation). Elixir and
Erlang should be equally affected by the proposed changes (as Elixir
targets the Erlang Abstract Format).
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