[erlang-questions] Bug in epmd_srv.c?

Björn Gustavsson <>
Mon Dec 21 12:15:18 CET 2009


On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Angel Alvarez <> wrote:

> Why epmd is not erlang code?

I think the reason is that when epmd was originally written, Erlang
did not have any libraries for accessing TCP/IP sockets (or if they
existed, they were not efficient enough, because they used a port
program, not a driver). The gen_tcp module and the inet_driver were
implemented much later.

-- 
Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB


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