[erlang-questions] process: messages from various sources

Dale Harvey <>
Thu Apr 2 13:04:19 CEST 2009


Yes, you just need to make sure the socket
is opened in active mode, or set it to active after

inet:setopts(Socket, [{active, once}]),

2009/4/2 Gamoto <>

> Is this possible for one process to receive messages from two sources whose
> one of these is a socket ?
>
> Example
>
> my_process(Socket)->
>        receive
>                {tcp,Socket,Bin}->                %equivalent to
> gen_tcp:recv(Socket,0) ????
>                        ...                                   %handle Bin
>                        my_process(Socket);       %loop
>        {msg,Message} ->                %from another process
>                    ...                                   %handle Message
> i.e gen_send(Socket,Message)
>            my_process(Socket);       %loop
>    end.
>
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