[erlang-questions] Truncation packing Integer into binary: bug or feature?
Fri Aug 22 19:01:24 CEST 2008
Thanks. I missed that one :(
Is that the one and only reference to that issue?
I agree that
"This behaviour might be surprising and it should probably be mentioned
in the reference manual ..."
and will raise a request to do exactly that.
On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 7:21 AM, Christian <chsu79@REDACTED> wrote:
> It has been mentioned before on the list.
> > Is this a bug or a feature? I know that in C, integers overflow silently.
> > would have thought Erlang would raise a badarg error or something. Or
> > it negatively impact performance to check for overflow? Is there a place
> > the docs I did not find that addresses this? I have searched the Erlang
> > documentation, Google and the Erlang mailing list archives for clues and
> > found nothing so far.
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