[erlang-questions] process dictionary, anyone?
Tue Apr 24 10:19:22 CEST 2007
On 4/24/07, Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB) <ulf.wiger@REDACTED> wrote:
> The most common users of the process dictionary in OTP are
> proc_lib and mnesia. Proc_lib inserts observable properties
> in the process dictionary, and these are never changed.
> They are used mainly for debugging and error reporting.
Also, the 'random' module inserts random_seed in the caller's
Quoting myself from three days ago, elsewhere:
These classified-as-functional languages also have mutable
state: Haskell -- protected by scary names; Mercury --
protected by a notion of purity, semipurity, and impurity;
Erlang -- protected by sometimes irrational aversion.
Where 'sometimes irrational' linked to an earlier thread on
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