[erlang-questions] Allowed node names

Tony Rogvall <>
Tue Jun 3 20:39:14 CEST 2008


The code surely needs to be fixed ;-)

/Tony

On 3 jun 2008, at 17.34, Edwin Fine wrote:

> LOL! That's why I wrote "They Just Read The Code". It just so  
> happens that in this case, the code and the comments are ACTUALLY  
> congruent!!! Amazing.
> Ed
>
> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Anders Nygren < 
> > wrote:
> 2008/6/3 Edwin Fine <>:
> > 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
>
> Oh, come on, every Really Real Programmer(tm) knows that You can't
> trust the comments.
> Only a noob would believe the lies that are in the comments.
>
> /Anders :)
>
> > ;-)
> >
> > (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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