[erlang-questions] Syntactic Sugar

Onorio Catenacci Catenacci@REDACTED
Wed Mar 27 13:54:20 CET 2019

Craig said:

"> It's also a good opportunity to make Erlang more modern with a sexy
> syntactic sugar...

That's what other disaster zones are for.

"Functions are nearly always better than new syntax.

"This particular case doesn't even rate discussion.

"How much once-cool-but-now-unused syntax is there in C++, Haskell, Ruby,

+1000 Craig!  When it comes to adding syntactic sugar to a language the
opposite of Postel's Law should apply.  Be conservative in what you
accept!   Every "great idea" will live on in the language from that point
forward.  Be very wary of adding stuff to the language which can be solved
in other less-permanent ways.

Onorio Catenacci
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