[erlang-questions] Booleans in bit syntax
Mon Jan 22 01:36:14 CET 2018
On 01/21/2018 03:14 AM, Viktor Söderqvist wrote:
> On 2018-01-20 15:58, Kostis Sagonas wrote:
>> Suddenly adding some syntactic sugar which transforms 1s to trues and 0s
>> to falses in binaries does not add any significant expressive power to
>> the language; just confusion.
> Isn't most of the binary syntax just syntactic sugar for conversions?
No, it's not just syntactic sugar. The binary/bitstring data type is
something that cannot be converted to some other Erlang term with the
same (space-efficient) underlying representation.
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