[erlang-bugs] gen_event:notify unexpected behavior

Matthew Dempsky <>
Sat Apr 26 10:19:12 CEST 2008


On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 11:13 PM, mog <> wrote:
>   gen_event:notify(debug,"test").
>  ** exception error: bad argument
>      in function  gen_event:send/2

This is documented in the last paragraph of gen_event:notify/2:

              notify will not fail even if the specified  event  manager  does
              not exist, unless it is specified as Name.

Also, exceptions are not included in the return type specification.



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