[erlang-questions] erlang *****

Matthew Dempsky matthew@REDACTED
Mon Mar 17 05:59:31 CET 2008

On 3/14/08, Andras Georgy Bekes <bekesa@REDACTED> wrote:
>  I think there is no '\/' operator in Erlang, so
>  Pattern1 \/ Pattern2 could mean Pattern1 UNION Pattern2

The "or" and "+" operators have no valid semantics in patterns.  I
think either of those would be much more aesthetically pleasing than
"\/" for this hypothetical pattern-union operator.  E.g.,

    case X of
        a or b -> f();
        c or d -> g()

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