[erlang-questions] Nested Case Statements v.s. multiple functions
Richard A. O'Keefe
Wed Sep 27 07:46:44 CEST 2017
On 26/09/17 6:48 PM, zxq9 wrote:
> Also, macros and parse transforms are the work of the devil... in most cases.
About 21 years ago, I wrote a note for RMIT SERC called
"Delenda Est Preprocessor".
If Erlang had
- data declarations like
New_Line = $\n.
The_Answer = 42.
- abstract patterns
- frames (oh wait, maps will do!)
- the ability to bind one module tightly to
answer enabling cross-module inlining
then there were would be very little for the preprocessor to do.
I don't really believe that Scheme macros are the work of
the devil. C macros, now...
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