[erlang-questions] Why can't you have a variable before a string with pattern matching?

Darius Bacon darius@REDACTED
Thu May 31 22:22:10 CEST 2007

P.S. Another way to think of it is, "x"++Tail is syntactic sugar for
[$x|Tail]. But Head++"y" is not expressible with the [ | ] syntax;
we'd need to add ++ as new semantics.


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