[erlang-questions] Fwd: newbie distel / general node help

Raoul Duke <>
Wed Feb 28 01:37:00 CET 2007


> hi Mats, many thanks for your email. I used 'screen' (since I don't
> have X set up) and the ping test works. Some observations:
> a) it works real fast if i say net:ping(bla).
> b) it works much more slowly if i say net:ping().

Wait! I take it all back! Turns out I thought that "pang" was just a
funny ha ha foreign version of "pong". Now that I'm looking at the
source for net_adm.erl it appears that "pang" really means "error"
because there is a "pong" case for {ok, yes}. Moral:

a) if "pang" means error, i think "pang" is a pretty misleading thing
to be responding with :-) and "error" or "failed" or something like
that would be more helpful to newbies.

b) well getting "pang" [if it means error] is at least consistent with
the results of my other experiments.

sincerely.



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