[erlang-questions] Closures vs apply

Bjorn Gustavsson <>
Mon Jul 23 11:29:28 CEST 2007


"Ben Hood" <> writes:

> Interesting. Are there any descriptions or explainations about the
> internals of function invocation that explain where these differences
> arise from?

A funs contains a pointer to the code (actually, a pointer to a struct
which itself contains a pointer to the code), while apply/3 must look up
the pointer to the code in a hash table.

/Bjorn

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Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB



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