[erlang-questions] Sending a message to all linked processes
John M. Nordgaard
Fri May 30 08:45:20 CEST 2008
No, I'm not. This particular work is on swarm behavior.
> You're not by any chance working on a Neural Network project are you?
> On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 1:27 AM, John M. Nordgaard <>
>> Hi all,
>> Been looking through the documentation in search of an answer, and have
>> not been able to locate one, so I hope I haven't missed the obvious
>> here... my Erlang mileage is still nothing to brag about. :-)
>> I was wondering if there is a simple and straightforward way to send a
>> message to all linked processes. Now, I am aware that a process exit
>> signal is transmitted in a functionally similar manner, so it seems that
>> at least some form of "broadcast to all linked processes" operation
>> within the runtime. But is it possible to invoke such functionality
>> directly from source code?
>> The reason I ask is that I'm doing some research on systems with a very
>> large number of highly autonomous agents, and would like to be able to
>> broadcast messages to all agents without the hassle of manual PID book
>> All hints and suggestiong are greatly appreciated! :-)
>> - john.
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