[erlang-questions] Erlang way for process-as-library?

Bengt Kleberg <>
Tue Feb 6 08:55:19 CET 2007


On 2007-02-06 02:17, Robert Baruch wrote:
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> Now, the next question I have is: is there an Erlang way to forbid  
> "ordinary users" from calling the server's callback functions  
> directly (e.g. init, terminate, and so on), while allowing gen_server  
> access to them?

short answer: no.

long answer: how about including something in the server state that the 
user can not forge? presumably this is expensive since it would need to 
change for each call (btw, i am considering the user as a ''man in the 
middle'' here).


bengt
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