[erlang-questions] Introspecting the atom table

Eric Merritt <>
Wed Dec 20 22:59:18 CET 2006


Guys,

 Is there anyway to introspect the atom table? I would like to be able
to take a string and check if that string has been interned in the
atom table. Even better would be a bif that converts the string to an
atom if that atom already exists and doesn't otherwise. I suspect that
this type of functionality doesn't exist, but I thought I would ask
and make sure.

Thanks,
 Eric



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