[erlang-questions] external term format clarification

Bjorn Gustavsson <>
Tue Aug 5 12:05:33 CEST 2008


Paul Mineiro <> writes:

> at
> 
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/erts/erl_ext_dist.html#8
> 
> the table indicates that the free vars section of the fun_ext encoding is
> "4 * len" whereas the text says "len".

Thanks for pointing out this error.

A better name for "Len" would be "NumFree"; that is, the number
of free variables.

The size of the free variable section should be "N5"; the size
of the section cannot be determined without decoding the free
variables.

The documentation will be updated in R12B-4.

/Bjorn
-- 
Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB



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