Higher order receieve anybody
Richard A. O'Keefe
Wed Feb 25 04:09:07 CET 2004
Ulf Wiger <ulf.wiger@REDACTED> wrote:
Handling system messages is the one area where I've found it
necessary to raise the abstraction level above what 'receive'
provides. There are workarounds -- they are called gen_server
and gen_fsm, but they have the unfortunate side-effect of
imposing an un-erlangish message reception paradigm on the
I would like to see the possibility to divide messages into
two separate categories: administrative (such as suspend,
resume, inspect, upgrade) and operative (whatever the program
is _really_ supposed to do. And I would like to be able to keep
them separated without messing up the programming semantics.
Colour me stupid, but why not have two processes?
One to do the real work, and one to handle the administrative
messages and forward stuff to the worker?
What am I missing here?
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