[erlang-questions] escript and define

Bengt Kleberg bengt.kleberg@REDACTED
Thu Sep 20 07:17:06 CEST 2007


could you live with a function? like this:

#!/usr/bin/env escript

foo() -> "hello world".

main(_) ->io:fwrite("~s", [foo()]).

note, this does not work if you want something that can be pattern matched.

Those were the days...
    EPO guidelines 1978: "If the contribution to the known art resides
    solely in a computer program then the subject matter is not
    patentable in whatever manner it may be presented in the claims."

On 2007-09-19 17:45, Stefan Strigler wrote:
> Hi there,
> is there a way to define constants in escript? I've tried with
> #!/usr/bin/env escript
> -define(FOO, "hello world").
> main(_) ->
>     io:format("~s", [?FOO]).
> but no luck. 
> Any help appreciated,
> Steve
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