[erlang-questions] [clarify] ets API

Matthew Dempsky <>
Fri May 16 19:01:38 CEST 2008

2008/5/16 Adam Lindberg <>:
> What are the reasons for ets to exit with badarg when creating duplicate
> tables?

Duplicate named tables?  Because the name is the only way to reference
the table, and you can't specify which table you mean in future calls
if two share a name.

> How would I differ from a real badarg and a duplicate table? I guess I
> can't?

You can check a table's existence with ets:info/2.

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