[rabbitmq-discuss] trying to figure out erlando

Matthew Sackman matthew at rabbitmq.com
Mon May 23 17:51:23 BST 2011

Hi Jon,

I'm afraid most of my replies on this thread have been riddled with
errors one way or another.

Firstly, error_t strips of the {ok, ...} in bind. So you should be
writing "X <- foo()" rather than "{ok, X} <- foo()".

Secondly, you are right - it should be ErrorT:run(M), not error_t:run(M)
(I'm rapidly losing any enthusiasm for parameterised modules...).

Thirdly, if your function just returns 'ok' then you're in trouble as
each and every function must return something of the form {ok, X} or
{error, X}. So the amqp_channel:close(Chan) becomes a problem. About the
only way around is to change that to:

case amqp_channel:close(Chan) of
    ok  -> return(ok);
    Err -> fail(Err)

Fourthly (slight repeat of 1st point), don't match {ok, X} against a
return - again, the {ok,..} gets stripped.

So, in summary, I think you want:

ErrorT = error_t:new(identity_m),
M = do([ErrorT ||
        Chan <- amqp_connection:open_channel(AMQP),
        Resp <- return(Publish(Channel)),
        case amqp_channel:close(Channel) of
            ok           -> return(ok);
            {error, Err} -> fail(Err)

I *think* that should work!


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