inets: request error on Windows XP

Anders Nygren <>
Fri Apr 29 18:07:48 CEST 2005


On 4/29/05, Ingela Anderton <> wrote:
> 
> Anders Nygren wrote:

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> > Another problem with http:request, (at least on Linux), is that if You give a
> > timeout, the request works but there is a crash somewhere in inets, when
> > it tries to remove the timer.
> > So for me it has been impossible to use http on both Linux and Windows,
> > so I have had to make a Java node to handle http requests.
> >
> > This is not just a little embarrasing while trying to convince management
> > to let me use Erlang in some projects.
> I did fix this right away! Maybe I has not made it in to an open
> source release yet, but hey there ought to be some privileges with
> buying a license ;) If you did feel a strong enough need you could
> have fixed it yourself it was quite an easy fix! And I had actually
> told you what the problem was! But maybe you felt writing a java
> program was easier than trying to understand some erlang code that
> somebody else wrote?! 

No, I _really_ don't think its easier to write stuff in Java, but in this case
the system has to run on Windows, so I never got to the point where
the timeout was a problem. Because of the other problem mentioned
earlier.

> Maybe I could have given you another pointer on
> how to fix it, if you would have asked nicely even though that is not
> my job! 

So now that I can use http:request on Windows, I would really appreciate 
it if You could give me some more info on how to fix the timeout problem.

/Anders



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