[erlang-questions] A possible inconsistency in the DETS interface

Francesco Cesarini (Erlang Training and Consulting) <>
Thu Dec 25 14:17:38 CET 2008


Heh, just sent the chapter on DETS and ETS to our reviewers yesterday :-)

open_file/1 is meant for debugging purposes and will only operate on 
existing files which were created with open_file/2.

Francesco
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John Haugeland wrote:
> Why is it that dets:open_file/2 creates a non-extant table on request, 
> but dets:open_file/1 doesn't (instead one gets enoent) ?
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