type safety (was Re: FAQ terminology harmonisation)

Sean Hinde Sean.Hinde@REDACTED
Fri Apr 4 18:53:25 CEST 2003


> The problem is usually with pattern matching coupling too closely
> (you change the implementation in one module and suddenly have to
> adapt patterns all over your code base). 

Just out of interest what problem domain are you using Erlang for? In
several years of using Erlang in relatively complex internet and telecoms
type applications I've not found this to be a real problem at all. Major
components of the systems exist as separate OTP applications and do not
share any common patterns, and within subsystems, tagged tuples seem to do


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