"raw" or "verbatim" PIDs?
Fri Jul 7 00:54:07 CEST 2006
Ah, I finally figured out that I can use list_to_pid(), although there are
dire warnings in the documentation that it and pid_to_list() should not be
used in application code. (Is there a "constructor" for PIDs, or does one
have to use list_to_pid()?)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Slenk" <>
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 1:40 PM
Subject: "raw" or "verbatim" PIDs?
> (I've been Googling and looking through the archives, but haven't hit an
> explanation/answer so far.)
> I'm very new to Erlang, I'm just working my way through a tutorial. I
> spawned a process and was told that it has PID <0.47.0>, but I failed to
> assign that to a variable. Now, is there any way I can send a message to
> that PID by using the "raw" ID? I tried writing stuff like "<0.47.0> !
> foobar." or "0.47.0 ! foobar." in an attempt to mimic the code I've seen
> where people write something like "ThePid = spawn(...). ThePid ! foobar."
> However, the Erlang shell did not like my attempts :-) Is there a way to
> use "raw" PIDs, or must it be stored in a variable?
> many thanks,
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