[erlang-questions] Retry: ERTS external term format questions.

Michael T. Richter <>
Wed Jul 30 04:22:57 CEST 2008

Does anybody have some guidance here?  Even a pointer to the appropriate
docs would be enough.

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> From: Michael T. Richter <>
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> Subject: ERTS external term format questions.
> Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 14:59:11 +0800
> For testing purposes I need to be able to generate every type of the
> External Term Format.  I've been able to do this for every type except
> REFERENCE_EXT (the system always gives me a NEW_REFERENCE_EXT) and
> FUN_EXT (the system always gives me a NEW_FUN_EXT).  How would I go
> about making the run-time generate the older forms from terms?
> -- 
> Michael T. Richter <> (GoogleTalk:
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> I have to wonder why people think that when they can't manage local
> personnel within easy strangling and shooting distance, then they can
> manage personnel thousands of miles away that have different
> languages, cultures, and business rules. (Joe Celko)

Michael T. Richter <> (GoogleTalk:
A well-designed and humane interface does not need to be split into
beginner and expert subsystems. (Jef Raskin)
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