simple proc_lib test example

Willem de Jong <>
Wed Jul 26 12:26:43 CEST 2006


Hi,

You have to export simple(). (add a line "-export([simple/0].").

Regards,
Willem



On 7/26/06, jm <> wrote:
> Having some problems with the following program is simplified example
> based on something I'm trying to write,
>
> -module(test_proc).
>
> -export([go/0]).
>
> go() ->
>   proc_lib:start_link(?MODULE, simple, [], infinity).
>
> simple() ->
>   proc_lib:init_ack({ok, self()}),
>   await().
>
> await() ->
>   receive
>     after 1000 ->
>       exit({ok, timeout})
>    end.
>
>
> $ erlc test_proc.erl
> ./test_proc.erl:21: Warning: function await/0 is unused
> ./test_proc.erl:21: Warning: function simple/0 is unused
>
> It doesn't look good at this stage. Why does it say unused? await/0 is
> call from simple and simple/0 from proc_lib:start_link. I can
> understand the latter though as it's call from proc_lib:start_link as a
> parameter. Ignoring this and continuing....
>
> $ erl
> Erlang (BEAM) emulator version 5.4.8 [source] [hipe]
>
> Eshell V5.4.8  (abort with ^G)
> 1> test_proc:go().
> ** exited: {undef,[{test_proc,simple,[]},{proc_lib,init_p,5}]} **
> 2>
>
> and this where it hits a wall. Most likely it a simple beginner's
> error. Anyone to point out the glaringly obvious to me?
>
> Also, are the any good examples of code floating around?
>
> Jeff.
>
>



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