New EEP draft: Pinning operator ^ in patterns

Richard Carlsson carlsson.richard@REDACTED
Wed Jan 27 10:08:15 CET 2021

Den fre 22 jan. 2021 kl 16:42 skrev Sean Hinde <sean.hinde@REDACTED>:

> I just looked through my Elixir codebase - There are zero occurrences of
> matching on bound variables in normal code. There are a *lot* of carets,
> but all are used in the ecto DSL where it is required to pass in a
> parameter to a query.
> But I use this feature in my Erlang code all the time.
> Why the difference? I honestly don't know. I guess it doesn't feel
> idiomatic in a language where matching a bound variable requires a caret
> and there are other ways to express the same thing.

Could you give some examples of what those other ways are? It could be
interesting to compare.

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