[erlang-questions] spawn_monitor documentation wrong

Gabriel Pack <>
Thu Aug 23 18:44:17 CEST 2007

Is the man page for erlang:spawn_monitor/1 out of date? I'm running  

I had to find out the hard way that it doesn't behave like spawn_link/ 
1 as claimed. Rather than returning a PID, it returns {PID, _}. When  
trapping exits, you have to receive {'DOWN', _, _, _, _} as opposed  
to {'EXIT', _, _}.

I've been coding in Erlang for all of a couple weeks now. So let me  
know if I'm missing something.

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