newbie question

Ulf Wiger <>
Thu Jan 29 13:42:15 CET 2004

On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 16:57:25 +0200, Primanathan Reddy [ MTN - Innovation 
Centre ] <> wrote:

> The reuse of 'test' as module name and record name helps reduce the 
> number of atoms used,
> but would this have an impact if any on performance when more complex 
> calculations are done?

A good rule of thumb is: don't worry about the number of statically
created atoms. Dynamically created atoms can be a problem if your
set of possible atoms is not finite.

There are no speed issues. Atoms are represented as pointers to
entries in the global atom table.

Ulf Wiger

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