Package support in Erlang: Status ?

Richard Carlsson richardc@REDACTED
Tue Apr 22 13:45:38 CEST 2003

On Sun, 20 Apr 2003, Wiger Ulf wrote:

> I have also privately suggested that Erlang allow "dotted atoms" (that
> is, without single quotes) in other places as well, e.g. in registered
> names, ets tables, etc. This would make package support feel a little
> less like an afterthought, and more like an integrated part of the
> language.

You mean like this?:

	1> register(self(),
	2> whereis(

It's already there, if you try it. If you find some example of where it
does not work, please report it to me.


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