Buglet in gen_server?

Bruce Fitzsimons <>
Mon Dec 2 09:41:10 CET 2002


I've been using the emacs skeletons forever, and these do things such as:

gen_server:start_link({local, app}, app, [], []).

This syntax isn't documented in R9B, and is possibly deprecated, but the
interesting thing is that gen_server:call, and gen_server:start_link both
work, while gen_server:cast doesn't (and fails silently, the dangerous
little monster).

Is the ServerRef -> {local, app} syntax valid? deprecated? invalid?


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