Erlang - binary_to_atom


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This method is used to convert a binary value to an atom.

Syntax

binary_to_atom(binaryvalue)

Parameters

  • binaryvalue − This is binary value which needs to be converted to a atom.

Return Value

Returns an atom.

For example

-module(helloworld). 
-export([start/0]). 

start() -> 
   io:fwrite("~p~n",[binary_to_atom(<<"Erlang">>, latin1)]).

Output

When we run the above program we will get the following result.

‘Erlang’
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