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30 Aug 2014, 05:14
Suraj Kurapati (8 posts)


In chapter 4, under “System Types”, this book briefly mentions Reference types (via make_ref) and chooses not to discuss them any further.

I’m curious to know why this topic was chosen to be skipped:

  • Is it something that is more useful to Erlang than Elixir?

  • Does Elixir’s language design somehow make it unnecessary?

Thanks for your consideration.

26 Dec 2014, 12:47
Gaston Festari (1 post)

Just came across the “We don’t use references in this book” and would also like to know the motivation/reasoning behind it