[erlang-questions] Status of "frames"? Replacing records...

nox nox@REDACTED
Mon Feb 14 22:58:30 CET 2011

Le 14 févr. 2011 à 15:20, Kenneth Lundin a écrit :

> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 1:19 AM, Tony Arcieri <tony.arcieri@REDACTED> wrote:
>> As the creator of Reia, a language for the Erlang VM, I keep hearing rumors
>> of "frames", a runtime construct which can supplement/replace records, and
>> am very interested in this as my language contains two things (dicts and
>> object instance variables/hidden state) which are great candidates for
>> replacement with frames. As dicts are first-class constructs in Reia, I
>> would like for pattern matching to work with them, and short of frames, my
>> best choice is orddicts, which I'm strongly considering moving to for the
>> interim, although orddicts alone can't supply the semantics I want whereas
>> frames could.
>> More information about frames and the proposed implementation is available
>> here:
>> http://www.cs.otago.ac.nz/staffpriv/ok/frames.pdf
>> So I'd like to ask the Erlang/OTP team (and the community) what the actual
>> implementation status of frames is. Is it just an idea? Is it actively being
>> worked on? If it's actively being worked on, how soon can we plan on seeing
>> a release which supports them, at least experimentally?
> Hi,
> We, the Erlang/OTP team at Ericsson see the frames proposal as one of
> several interesting proposals for
> a better than "records" solution. We are currently not working active
> with any of these proposals but we have in our long term plans to do
> it some day.
> I cannot say when that will be but most probably not this year.
> /Kenneth Erlang/OTP, Ericsson
>> --
>> Tony Arcieri
>> Medioh! Kudelski

Could we have links to the other proposals?

Anthony Ramine

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