Notes and Reference

A High level description of Erlang. tutorial Part 2/4, for the sequential syntax.
Erlang concurrency.
Additional references:

Running code

Ensure that the module name is the same as the file name prefix. For example, mylist.erl should define the module 'mylist'. A minimal file: mylist.erl

To compile this file, either compile as

erlc mylist.erl
or invoke the shell with erl and in the shell, type

Once the code is compiled, you can run the code by invoking one of the exported functions, as in:mylist:sum([1,2,3]).

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