[erlang-questions] Allowed node names

Edwin Fine <>
Tue Jun 3 16:51:19 CEST 2008


Gosh, Vlad, how can you say it is not documented? I mean, it clearly states
in the comments to the Erlang C source code in erts/emulator/beam/dist.c
that

**
** n must be a valid node name: string of ([a-z][A-Z][0-9]_-)+
**

It only took me 20 minutes to track this down. Don't you know, Real
Programmers Don't Need No Steenking Documentation, They Just Read The Code
;-)

*(Disclaimer: In case anyone inadvertently takes this rant literally and
gets ticked off, it was written with heavy irony and tongue firmly in
cheek).*


2008/6/3 Vlad Dumitrescu <>:

> Hi,
>
> I couldn't find any documentation regarding which node names are allowed,
> so I had to trace it down in the emulator code.
>
> Node names must conform to the following regexp: [a-zA-Z0-9_-]+
>
> Maybe it should be added to the docs.
> regards,
> Vlad
>
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