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Erlang shell problems

Erlang shell problems

(OP)

Hi folks,

I've just started learning Erlang. I am trying to evaluate
an expression from the shell.
It's from the factorial example program.

-module(math1).
-export([factorial/1]).


factorial(0)->1;
factorial(N)->N*factorial(N-1).

>c(math1).
{ok,math1}

When I type the closing parantheses ')', the cursor goes to the opening
parantheses(like 'showmatch' in vi) and stays there.
Is there any "configration" I can do to the runtime environment to
prevent this from happening?? It's very annoying.

TIA,
Chandru

PS: I'm using Erlang 4.6.4

RE: Erlang shell problems

I guess you are using a Sun Cmd term. There is a bug in this term program which causes the effect you are seeing.

Solutions: carry on typing, which looks messy but works, or use an xterm.

RE: Erlang shell problems

Hi,
I have been working with Erlang for the past 1 year and this is a common phenomenon.
As Sean has suggested I have tried using an xterm and found that the same thing is happening.In fact I think it is quite helpful to know the ends of a particular parantheses when you deal with complex data structures .

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