driver_output_term() and unsigned long (32 bit) values

Scott Lystig Fritchie <>
Fri Jul 26 07:27:37 CEST 2002

>>>>> "pb" == Per Bergqvist <> writes:

pb> Send it as a bignum.  Haven't really checked if this is supported
pb> via driver_output_term.  (If not it should be fixed...)
If I'm reading the source correctly, a driver can't send an unsigned
32-bit value back to Erlang.  It cannot send an arbitrary bignum,
either.  Is the former (or both) possible to include in R9 at this
late date?

For what it's worth, it doesn't appear possible to have the driver
create a reference and send that back to Erlang, either.


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