loop exit question
Thu Apr 19 14:53:19 CEST 2001
Willem Broekema <> writes:
>Now, if the State is not changed in any of the 'reveiced'
>branches, is there a reason not to move the final 'loop()'
>command to the end, and use 'exit()' for breaking out of
>the loop, like in the following?
> stop ->
> exit(self(), stopped_upon_request);
> Other ->
NOTE!!!! Exit/2 sends an exit signal to a process, so
exit(self(),xxx) sends an exit signal to itself. This is *NOT* the
same as calling exit(xxx)!!!
The exit/2 signal can be trapped while exit/1 cannot, while exit/1 can
be caught (in a catch) while exit/2 signals cannot. You have to be
careful to choose the "right" one.
This difference is intentional.
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