[erlang-questions] order-preserving send?

atomly <>
Thu Aug 28 01:31:59 CEST 2008


[Bill McKeeman <>]
> 
>    Simple newbie question.  Suppose I have a process id U, and send two
>    messages
> 
> 
>    U ! Message1.
> 
>    U ! Message2.
> 
> 
>    Is there a guarantee that the messages will be received in the order
>    they were sent?

No.  There's not even a guarantee that both (or either) messages will be
received.

>    Second question:  How could I find out without asking here?

I recommend starting with:

http://www.erlang.org/starting.html

http://www.erlang.org/course/course.html

http://www.erlang.org/doc/

http://www.erlang.org/doc/pdf/

And, the best resource of all:

http://www.pragprog.com/titles/jaerlang/programming-erlang

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