[eeps] EEP for scoped group leaders

Yurii Rashkovskii <>
Tue Aug 9 02:43:14 CEST 2011


Raimo,

Good point. I will update my draft soon.
On 2011-08-08 8:33 AM, "Raimo Niskanen" <> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 09:47:41AM -0700, Yurii Rashkovskii wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I would like to submit an EEP for scoped group leaders, a backward
>> compatible extension for group leader functionality. You can find its
>> up-to-date version at
>>
https://raw.github.com/spawngrid/eep/scoped-group-leaders/eeps/eep-scoped-group-leaders.md
>> or attached to this message.
>>
>> It has received some positive feedback on the mailing list
>>
https://groups.google.com/d/topic/erlang-programming/k245yCcWrMc/discussion
>> and it was discussed with the other community members on IRC fairly
>> exhaustively and was positively reviewed there as well.
>>
>> Please let me know if there's anything else needed to get this EEP
processed.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Yurii.
>
> Your EEP draft is now committed as:
> EEP 39: Scoped Group Leaders
>
> http://www.erlang.org/eeps/eep-0039.html
> http://github.com/erlang/eep/blob/master/eeps/eep-0039.md
>
> Thank you for your contribution to the Erlang Enhancement Process.
>
>
> A texual comment on the last sentence in this paragraph:
>
> Every process is given a "dictionary" of group leaders, with one
> `io` group leader defined by default, representing the only group
> leader that exists currently in Erlang. Every process created is
> given a copy of the dictionary exactly as before.
>
> I think it is a bit fuzzy what "copy of the dictionary exactly as
> before" means. My guess is that every process created starts with
> a dictionary that is copied from its spawning parent exactly
> as the group leader is inherited today.
>
> --
>
> / Raimo Niskanen, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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