some basic questions

Michael Skowronski <>
Fri Oct 8 00:13:36 CEST 1999


is there support in any of the libraries/contributions for multi-node
message delivery, similar to those found in GCS type toolkits or does this
abstraction have to be built?  also, if i understand things, the order in
which the message patterns are placed after the ``receive'' keyword is the
order that the node will get the message, regardless of the actual order
the messages came in.  is this right?  next, from the literature i gather
there aren't any gurantees for message delivery (no way to know if a
message was consumed or not) -- is there any work being done on this?
finally, if a node fails, what can one assume about current processes at
that node?  i guess i'm a little unclear about the relationship between
message delivery and failure notofication/detetection.

thanks.

Mike

P.S. if anyone is willing to share success/horror stories w/ erlang
(outside of those at ericson) for commerical projects, i'd be very
appreciative.




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