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Learning by reading code

Bengt Kleberg-3

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> From: "WILLIAMS Dominic" <D.WILLIAMS>

> I am trying to learn Erlang, and like to read code written by experienced

this is one (very good) part of learning to program.

> I came across the following things (in xmerl) for which I could find no
explanation in the documentation:
> -compile(export_all).
> What does this mean? Does it automatically export all functions contained in
the file?

you are correct.

> '#text'(Text) ->
>     export_text(Text).
> There are lots of functions in xmerl with these funny names. Does this have
any special significance?

normal function names are written with [a-z] plus _ . if you want to
use special characters in a function name (like #) you have to single quoute
the name.