preservation of message order

Ulf Wiger <>
Wed Jan 29 16:57:03 CET 2003

On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Richard Carlsson wrote:

>Let me put it this way: I can't think of a good reason why
>global:send/2 should ever need to first pass the message to
>another process, instead of just performing a lookup
>followed by a send (note that the lookup can be arbitrarily
>complicated and involve any number of messages) -
>especially since it would lose the nice ordering property
>and possibly break some existing applications. So I think
>that it should be safe to actually put this guarantee in
>the documentation for global.

I agree, but then it should also be safe to amend the
documentation to state what guarantees are actually made. (;

Ulf Wiger, Senior Specialist,
   / / /   Architecture & Design of Carrier-Class Software
  / / /    Strategic Product & System Management
 / / /     Ericsson Telecom AB, ATM Multiservice Networks

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