[erlang-questions] Introspecting the atom table

Joel Reymont joelr1@REDACTED
Wed Dec 20 23:44:15 CET 2006

Why would you want to check if an atom is in the atom table?

I thought the atom table was a has table of sorts that did not house  
duplicate atoms.

Am I wrong or is it a huge time saver to check if the string is in  
the atom table before attempting to create an atom?

	Thanks, Joel

On Dec 20, 2006, at 9:59 PM, Eric Merritt wrote:

> 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.


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