file: module and character special files

WILLIAMS Dominic <>
Mon Feb 2 10:04:52 CET 2004


I have a question regarding this discussion of blocking I/0:

Does the Erlang VM itself block? Otherwise, isn't it possible
just to perform IO using the existing API of the file module in
a spawned Erlang process, which sends the bytes via Erlang messages
as they become available?



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