[erlang-questions] pid to integer and back

Bob Ippolito <>
Wed Oct 8 18:45:52 CEST 2008


It's probably a bad idea (though I guess not much worse than any other
serialization of pids) but you could use pid_to_list and list_to_pid.
If you want a more compact representation you could parse it.

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 12:13 PM, Joel Reymont <> wrote:
> Paul,
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> That's quite rich at 27 bytes. I would prefer 12 (4x3).
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>        Thanks, Joel
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> On Oct 8, 2008, at 5:08 PM, Paul Fisher wrote:
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>> Does it really need to be an integer?  Can you do a fixed size
>> binary (e.g. term_to_binary(pid()))?
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