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

Alpár Jüttner <>
Fri Feb 1 15:54:22 CET 2008


Hi,

> 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.

And so was the answer. :)

Alpar






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