[erlang-questions] Poor interface of string:to_integer/to_float

Richard Carlsson carlsson.richard@REDACTED
Mon May 7 15:59:02 CEST 2012

On 05/07/2012 03:19 PM, Robert Virding wrote:
> The interfaces to the functions string:to_integer/1 and
> string:to_float/1 is, to put it mildly, very poor. You get the
> impressions that someone needed special case functions which were
> then put into the libraries. Would it be possible to change them to
> something more useful? Shall I write an EEP?

Assuming that you intend to preserve backwards compatibility and just 
make the functions more general, I don't see that an EEP is needed.


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