[erlang-questions] A simple multiply in the shell will kill theshell and its supervisor

Steve Kirsch <>
Tue Apr 21 00:44:10 CEST 2009


i'm using  R12B and I've tested on three completely different windows machines all running windows XP Pro and they all hang.

On Unix and using werl, things work fine.

so I'm not surprised that for most configurations it works fine.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Davis [mailto:] 
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 1:11 PM
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Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] A simple multiply in the shell will kill theshell and its supervisor

Seems fine on my laptop too (XP3SP3/AMD64/R13A).

On Apr 20, 2:45 pm, Zvi <> wrote:
> this work great on my machine.
>
> Steve Kirsch wrote:
>
> > This only seems to kill erlang's shell permanently using erl on Windows.
> > werl on the same machine works fine.
>
> > Startup erl on windows.
>
> > type in one line:
> > A=748095723459245792834598234598723485792358972348572834759824592738
> > 5724 852984. B=A*A*A*A*A. C=B*B*B*B*B*B*B*B*B*B*B. 
> > D=C*C*C*C*C*C*C*C*C*C*C.
>
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