[erlang-questions] definition of iolist
Fri Aug 31 14:27:54 CEST 2007
Anthony Shipman <als@REDACTED> writes:
> The documentation often says this:
> iolist = [char() | binary() | iolist()]
> a binary is allowed as the tail of the list
> This says to me that an iolist is a list whose members can be characters,
> binaries or iolists. In which case it is automatic that a binary can be the
> tail of the list. So what is the point of the comment?
A character is not allowed in the tail.
Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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