[erlang-questions] Newbie question: wait until an absolute time
Fri Feb 1 15:54:22 CET 2008
> > > 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. :)
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