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

Andras Georgy Bekes <>
Fri Feb 1 14:54:03 CET 2008


Hi,

> > Anyway, is there any easy way to use a larger timeout than it is
> > representable by a single integer?
> In Erlang, integer values are not restricted 
> to those that fit in 32 or 64 bits. So, you can pretty much use any
> integer you like.
Unfortunately, this is not the case with timers.
The doc (for the receive expression) states: "The highest allowed value 
is 16#ffffffff, that is, the value must fit in 32 bits." Well, on R11. 
I didn't check in R12.

So, the question was wrong in some way.

	Georgy



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