[erlang-questions] Re: Will parameterized modules become an official part of Erlang?

Mikael Pettersson mikpe@REDACTED
Mon Feb 22 20:15:35 CET 2010

Garrett Smith writes:
 > > We still have time to ditch them :)
 > +1
 > I think the concept is fine, but if they take off they're going to
 > bifurcate Erlang APIs into traditional API modules that take explicit
 > process refs/state and this other breed that somehow gets by without
 > them. Yuck!
 > IMO, this meme (coupling state and behavior) is way too fundamental to
 > have two major variants in a language.

The parameters in parametrized modules are no more about state than
the free variables in function closures ('fun' expressions) are.

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