system messages (Re: Suggested Example/ emacs questions)

Robert Virding <>
Tue Oct 10 11:58:15 CEST 2000

Ulf Wiger <> writes:
>Since get() and put() are O(1) nowadays, why can't I use them in

The main requirement for what can go in guards is not really that it is 
O(1) but that it must be side-effect free.  Which put/2 is not.

Personally I have always considered the process dictionary to be a BIG 
mistake and therefore feel we should do nothing which encourages it, 
like making it accessable in guards. :-)


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