[erlang-patches] gen_server broken !!
Thu Feb 21 22:07:50 CET 2008
Matthew Dempsky wrote:
> On 2/21/08, Claes Wikstrom <> wrote:
>> This is something that has bothered me for quite some time.
>> There is no way to write a function which calls
>> gen_server:start_link() that then returns a nice controlled error.
> I can imagine uses for that, but I think crying "gen_server broken !!"
> over this is a bit sensational.
I know - I chose the mail title mostly for fun. Nevertheless gen_server
as it is now is not suitable for transient gen_servers where the
init() cb may return an error.
If this is your usecase it is better to roll your own server - which
This patch can be made completely backwards compat and should be
added in some form.
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