[erlang-questions] some patterns in questions.

Andreas Schultz andreas.schultz@REDACTED
Fri Oct 26 12:03:45 CEST 2018

Benoit Chesneau <bchesneau@REDACTED> schrieb am Di., 23. Okt. 2018 um
14:51 Uhr:

> Hi all,
> I'm polishing an api for a library that will be used by a lot of
> consumers. It seems important for me to respect much of the current
> expectations of Erlang developers, so I was wondering what people expect
> these days when using recent versions of Erlang > 20.
> * passing options to a function: would you still expect to use a
> `propslist` or a `map`? In which case are you using one or the other?

I usually prefer the readability of a maps match in a function head or
guard for options over the more complex use of proplists. However, for
compatibility reason I tend to support proplist for options as well.
Converting proplists to maps is straight forward, so the coast of
supporting both should be quite low.


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