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Thu Dec 19 20:40:29 CET 2002
"Valentin" <valentin@REDACTED> writes:
> I agree that PID can be used to uniquely identify processes, and that works
> very well if the application completely lives in ERLANG and/or one part
> lives in ERLANG (i.e. server) and another in some other environment (i.e.
But what makes it break down in the other environments?
Note that you can turn a PID into a binary and back again:
1> Bin = term_to_binary(self()).
You can also turn it into a string and back again:
Keep in mind that this is forgeable - but so is a string naming a
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