[erlang-questions] per function/process locals
Tue May 1 22:44:49 CEST 2007
> Speaking only for myself, I find that it is a rare algorithm where
> I need more than a handful of "variables" in a loop,
I actually do this quite a bit. Sometimes problems have bunch of
related variables, but records are awkward. Even just having 5 values
getting passed around and "updated" in a loop bugs me. Editing that
kind of code feels like busy work.
I think the Erlangyest solution is to implement Joe's structs proposed
a few years ago, then have the compiler recognize situations where
structs are created and modified in a loop.
> I'd rather have the let-for-then construct.
Could you give an example?
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