Thu May 12 11:26:47 CEST 2005
Alexander Williams writes:
> Is it really INTENDED that erlang:list_to_float("3") blows up with a
> badarg? I mean, yes, in theory I could go looking through for a
> period before passing data in, but that seems a little ...
> complicated for something that's not truly a bad argument.
According to the draft erlang spec, "3" is not a valid representation
of a float literal. See section 3.12 of
I'm guessing that float_to_list/1 follows the same rules, and that
doesn't seem so odd. I was a bit surprised that io_lib:fread("~f",
"3") doesn't give me the float 3.0000, though.
While on the subject of punctuation, you're missing the ':' after 'http'
in your sig:
> The Squid's Redoubt: http//chancel.org:8000/Redoubt
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