[erlang-questions] Change in garbage collector behavior?
Fri May 16 23:49:04 CEST 2008
On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 2:45 PM, Per Melin <> wrote:
> 2008/5/16 Alpár Jüttner <>:
>> Isn't it possible that the shell somehow wants to pass the result in a
>> message into another process (and therefore copy it)?
> To work through the shame I traced the process which grows (which is
> running functions in the shell module) and it does indeed receive a
> message with the value of the assignment. Unless I'm shooting myself
> in the foot again.
That sounds about right. The values need to be saved somewhere for
them to remain bound even when the current shell process exits/dies.
So your original explanation was technically correct, albeit perhaps
inadvertently so. :-)
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