Is it a list ?

Marc Ernst Eddy van Woerkom Marc.Vanwoerkom@REDACTED
Fri Jul 11 01:03:51 CEST 2003

>   Of course the 'is_list' test could have been given the more correct name
>   'is_nil_or_cons_cell', but when you've typed that enough times, you tend
>   to say "screw correctness, I want a shorter name for this thing!". 

This made me curious. I just wanted to look up the definition of is_list/1.
Where am I supposed to find the authorative documentation?

E.g. I had a look on the man page which lists some BIFs (using erl -man erlang),
but I found nothing here.


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