Fun with Erlang (was Re: Stand Alone Erlang for Windows. yet again)

Chris Pressey <>
Sat Mar 17 01:07:42 CET 2001

Chris Pressey wrote:
> Well, it seems as if you have two processes here (one for the logic, one
> for the object-state), while I don't see why you need more than one
> process (which can handle both logic and object-state.)

Wait, I think I get it now.

In Erlang 'tis generally better to have two processes with infinite
timeouts (interrupt model) than one process with finite timeouts
(polling model.)



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