[erlang-questions] Newbie question: wait until an absolute time

Alpár Jüttner <>
Fri Feb 1 14:45:11 CET 2008


> Erlang integers don't have an upper limit. (underlying magic switches
> to bignum representation).

Thank you for the answer. This makes my life much easier!
But then what is the reason why now() returns a tuple of three integers
instead of just returning a single one?

Regards,
Alpar



> 
> 1> 16#ffffFFFF + 1.
> 4294967296
> 2> 16#fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff.
> 2977131414714805823690030317109266572712515013375254774912983855843898524112477893944078543723575564536883288499266264815757728270805630975
> 
> Matt




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