Questions/Comments on online portion of "Concurrent Programming in Erlang"

Bengt Kleberg <>
Fri Dec 16 07:28:39 CET 2005

On 2005-12-15 23:17, Grant Olson wrote:
> Is there anywhere that has updated code? For example, the code in Figure 5.5
> won't run for me, presumably because lookup and insert are no longer BIFs.
> If there isn't any updated code, I'd be glad to post my notes somewhere once
> I get through the manual.

the example is not complete. insert() and lookup() are not bif's, 
instead they are omitted for brevity.

> Is there any easy way to lookup modules in windows? In the above-listed
> code, I am assuming I need to track down a module for dictionaries or tables
> or lists.  I don't seem to be able to figure out how to do this from the
> documentation on windows.  The best I've done is googled on stuff like
> "erlang man dict", but it's awkward.

at you can mouse-over ''Man Pages'' and 
follow the cascading menues to man3 -> dict.
it becomes awkward when the menues gets too long (somewhere after string).

> Also, attempting to use the search engine on give the following
> error: The requested URL /cgi-bin/se_search was not found on this server.

you could try the forums at trapexit 
( they are searchable.

the complete documentation at 
has an Index. unfortunately this is not exhaustive. i failed to locate 
the erlang implementation of tar when using the index.


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