[erlang-questions] Erlang Syntax - again

Bob Ippolito bob@REDACTED
Tue Mar 11 02:31:03 CET 2008

On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 5:46 PM, Michael FIG <fig@REDACTED> wrote:
> Hi,
>  If I could change just one thing about Erlang's syntax, I would want to allow an optional semicolon before a "case" expression's "end", just so I could do:
>  case myfun(abc) of
>     zot -> bar;
>     zing -> baz;
>  end,
>  and swap the "zot" and "zing" lines without getting a compilation error.
>  Following this through to its natural (but uglier) conclusion would be to allow trailing commas in -record definitions, -export and -import lists, and before a "fun" expression's "end".

Allowing trailing commas in lists would be very convenient as well,
that's one thing I really like about Python's grammar.


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