[erlang-questions] Process declarations

Bengt Kleberg <>
Thu Oct 5 10:58:43 CEST 2006

On 2006-10-05 09:31, Joe Armstrong wrote:
>     spawn(fun() -> 1 end).
> Note this implies that the function is exported from the module,
> which would put an end to the horribly practise of artificially
> exporting functions that are known to be targets of spawns.

you have yourself already shown how to never export functions known to 
be targets of spawns. i only use spawn/1,2, considering the older 
versions (/3,4) as deprecated.

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