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Robert Virding

Member since Feb 8, 2011

Recent Blog Comments By Robert Virding

  • Seven Languages In Seven Weeks: Erlang - Day 1

    Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Erlang has very little syntactic sugar which I think is a Good Thing. The syntax is very consistent, especially in its use of ',' and ';' which seem to cause a lot of problems. 'if' does have its uses and could not comfortably be replaced with case or functions, although because of its definition it... read more »

  • Seven Languages In Seven Weeks: Erlang - Day 1

    Posted on May 4, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    @Tom, Some comments on your comment: - io:format takes a format string that works in a similar fashion to C's printf so you could do it as io:format("~w~n", [N]) - You should really only return booleans, true/false, when you actually mean a boolean value. A common value to return to s... read more »

  • Seven Languages In Seven Weeks: Erlang - Day 1

    Posted on Feb 8, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    About the syntax: the easiest way, and also the correct way, is not to view ',' and ';' as terminators (as in C/Java) but as separators . The ';' can only occur between clauses (function, case, if, and receive) and means that either the clause before the ';' is chosen or a clause occurring afte... read more »

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