Can messages be sent to processes interactively?
Fri May 21 21:11:18 CEST 1999
"Craig Dickson" <> wrote:
> 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?
Take a look at the functions in the module proc_lib. The functions
proc_lib:spawn and spawn_link are as the BIFs, but creates a crash
report, should the new process crash. There are also two functions
start & start_link, which are synchronous - they return when the new
process has been started and initialized. All system processes use
these functions (most of them use proc_lib:start_link indirectly via
To see the crash reports, statr erlang as:
erl -boot start_sasl -sasl errlog_type error
(see sasl(6) for details about errlog_type)
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