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Errata for Programming Erlang (2nd edition)


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  • Reported in: P2.0 (29-Jan-15)
PDF page: 184
Probably a mismatch: 3> Pid ! {square, 12}. Area of square is 144 {square, 144} The return value of Pid ! {square, 12} should be {square, 12} ...more...
  • Reported in: P2.0 (01-Jan-15)
PDF page: 38

Missing opening [ at the beginning of the response to 3>

  • Reported in: P2.0 (07-Jun-15)
PDF page: 82
In the description of the maps:from_list function, the description of how duplicate keys in the list are handled is incorrect. "If the same key occurs...more...
  • Reported in: P2.0 (23-Aug-14)
PDF page: 82
The character count example not compile. -module(count). -export([count_characters/1]). count_characters(Str) -> count_characters(Str, #{}...more...
  • Reported in: P2.0 (22-Aug-14)
PDF page: 84
The maps module does not contain any BIFs for converting to and from JSON.. and according to this thread from February on the erlang-questisons mailin...more...
  • Reported in: P2.0 (26-Sep-14)
PDF page: 102
Paper page: 90

At the bottom of the page in the last paragraph we have FuncOrExpessionSeq instead of FuncOrExpressionSeq.--Geert Van Laethem

  • Reported in: P2.0 (27-Aug-14)
PDF page: 160
The section that reads: "The two most common functions that we use to manipulate the load path are as follows: -spec code:add_patha(Dir) => true | {e...more...
  • Reported in: P2.0 (26-Mar-15)
Paper page: 292
compile error for clock1.erl: $ erlc clock1.erl clock1.erl:18: illegal pattern clock1.erl:27: illegal pattern #18: {Browser, #{ clicked => <<"...more...
  • Reported in: P2.0 (10-Feb-15)
Paper page: 378

The URL for the design_principles.pdf is invalid (in footnote)

  • Reported in: P2.0 (14-Aug-14)
PDF page: 408
In this page of the book there is an explanation about monitor application (appmon), I think it should be explained the change made in v17 about appmo...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (01-Aug-15)
Paper page: 467

In the second Paragraph of "Similarity Queries" is written:
"They we compute the cosine...", which should be "Then we compute the cosine...".--Kevin

  • Reported in: P2.0 (22-Jul-15)
Paper page: 468
Cross product is wrong. It should be called dot product. The code correctly calculates the dot product. See also HTTP://