binary_to_term

Gordon Beaton <>
Tue Aug 1 10:08:53 CEST 2000


On 31 Jul 2000 12:35:32 GMT, Ulf Ekström wrote:
> I have the erl4.3.1 distribution (for Linux) but the problem is that
> it contains object-files (no source files) and I havn't
> succeded in linking them. This is because I do not know
> which version of libc was used to produce them.
> (they were built in 1995)

It appears that the file was written with erlang 4.2 or earlier. The
file contained the version number of the encoding method that,
according to a comment in one of the header files, changed after 4.2.

As far as I know there were no changes to the existing encoding, only
additions. So after incrementing the version in the file I was able to
use a current erlang to decode the contents.

/gordon

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