[erlang-questions] true

Donald Steven t6sn7gt@REDACTED
Wed Mar 27 23:21:36 CET 2019

As someone very new to Erlang, I find it interesting to follow the 
discussion on guards.

FWIW, the *only* thing about Erlang that drives me to distraction is the 
use of the atom 'true' as a reliable "or, if the above ain't so" default 
value for the expression.  If only (how I wish it were so) the atom 
wasn't so often completely at odds -- and at times the inverse -- of the 
normal English 'read' of the if expression.  Please consider 
grandfathering 'true' (not to break old code) and coming up with a 
logically less committed atom-of-the-future such as 'default' or 


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