(Fwd) Re: Small poll

jonathan@REDACTED jonathan@REDACTED
Wed Dec 10 22:41:05 CET 2003

> I was wondering whether the Erlang user community would care
> to comment on the following:
> In a function like:
> 	test(A) ->
> 	    a + 42.
> which is either crap (arguably) or a typo (A vs a), how many
> Erlang users:
>  1. Are content with the current situation where the compiler
> 	happily compiles this program
>  2. Would like to see a warning, but a .beam file generated
> 	nevetheless
>  3. Would prefer if the compiler in R10 refused to compile it

I would have thought that the majority of work for either 2 or 3 is 
detecting the condition, so once you've implemented either, the other 
is trivial. So isn't controlling the response generated via a 
compiler flag, probably with option 3 the default, the most workable 

- Jonathan Coupe

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