Timer server

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Mon Jan 20 10:59:29 CET 2003


>We have no plans to accept bigger input than 32 bit to the timer BIFs.
>At least not in the 32 bit verion of the Erlang VM.
>The new timer module will continue to support bigger values just like the 
>old one. It will do this by dividing a long timeout into several shorter 
>timeouts that the timer BIFs can handle.

As long as it's transparently done, it's okay. You are right of course that 
such long timeouts should not be used, but sometimes one has to deal with 
older versions and there's no time to rewrite them... I think everyone can 
relat to that :-)

regards,
Vlad

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