Can messages be sent to processes interactively?

Craig Dickson crd@REDACTED
Fri May 21 15:34:29 CEST 1999

Joe Armstrong <joe@REDACTED> wrote:

> It's often a good idea to use spawn_link and lot and spawn sparingly if
> you're a beginner
> That way you get the default error handling mechanisms - gurus would
> probably use spawn a lot and spawn_link sparingly and make their own error
> handling mechanisms.

I thought spawn_link together with exit trapping was pretty much the best
way to deal with failures in worker processes. Would a real Erlang guru do
something different? If so, what?


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