code update doubt
Mon Nov 4 12:18:06 CET 2002
I assume you are not using generic servers and OTP. Don't see the
process as being suspended. When you load your new code, you will have
two versions of the code in your Erlang run time machine.
Your process will still be running the old version with the old state.
When you do your global call, you will start running the new version of
the code with the old state. If your new code requires an update in the
state, you would have to handle it in your new code.
If you are using OTP, the state update takes place directly after the
code change through the help of call back functions. (I will not go into
this further so as to avoid confusing you as I assume you are working
with pure Erlang).
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