Is how distribution "works" specified anywhere?

Joe Armstrong <>
Mon May 17 16:24:13 CEST 2004

  Is there any internal  documentation that specifies how distribution

  Suppose I wanted to change  the distribution mechanisms - is there a
clean interface to the distribution sub-system?

  How  are  things  organised  with  remote Pids?   is  a  remote  Pid
distinguishable from a  local Pid - if  so how?  - If a  remote Pid is
sent in a  message how does the destination machine know  that it is a
remote Pid?

  Given an  expression:

	Pid  ! Message 

  which software  figures out if  this is a  local message send,  or a
send to a remote machine?


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