[erlang-questions] atom table limit & erlang shell

Howard Yeh <>
Sat May 24 02:43:03 CEST 2008


What happens if I exceed the atom table limit, and how would I know?

i am doing some code generation, which dynamically create maybe
2000~3000 new atoms (which are reused for later). Would that go over
the limit?

Anyway, it seems that the shell goes into a loop. The function that
does the generation would return properly, but I don't get the prompt

it works fine for smaller test cases, so I am suspecting it might have
something to do with the atom table limit. Can somebody help me to
find out more?


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