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

Matthias Lang <>
Fri Feb 1 14:10:41 CET 2008

Alpár Jüttner writes:

 > Anyway, is there any easy way to use a larger timeout than it is
 > representable by a single integer?

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

1> 16#ffffFFFF + 1.
2> 16#fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff.


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