Higher order receieve anybody
Tue Feb 24 15:23:21 CET 2004
On Tue, 24 Feb 2004 15:11:46 +0100, Tony Rogvall <> wrote:
> One idea (tested and implemented) is to use a primitive
> erlang:signal(Pid,Sig, Info) to send a primitive form of messages. For
> example message passing could be implemented as erlang:signal(Pid,
> 'MESSAGE', Message). In Multi Pro Erlang we did the signal dispatcher in
> C code. In retrospect we should have implemented
> a signal dispatcher / signal_handler in Erlang. This way
> all signals (including messages) would be processed by Erlang code. Then
> one could implement the link semantics and message reception etc in
> Erlang code!
> The signal handler should be called in the context of the receiving
> process with some kind of interrupt semantics (when it comes to receive).
> handle_signal(From, 'MESSAGE', Message) ->
> handle_signal(From, 'LINK', _) ->
Very nice! (:
Ulf Wiger, Senior System Architect
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