Dictionaries

Joachim Durchholz <>
Fri Sep 26 11:22:29 CEST 2003


Joachim Durchholz wrote:
> Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> 
>> Joachim Durchholz <> wrote:
>>     In practice, I'd want the following types of key:
>>     * Atoms (if the key space is limited)
>>
>> I don't quite get that.  You're not telling me Erlang _still_ has that
>> daft 255-character limit on atom names, are you?
> 
> No, but atoms are not garbage collected.

[... reading other posts...]

Oh, I see you're thinking about making the atom table 
garbage-collectable. I agree that this would be preferrable to throwing 
everything but the kitchen sink into dictionary improvements.

Regards,
Jo




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