[erlang-questions] gen_[server|fsm|event]:format_status/2 no longer called

Vance Shipley vances@REDACTED
Tue Feb 17 02:51:55 CET 2009

In R12B-5 I find that sys:get_status/1,2 no longer returns
status formatted for the type of process it is.

I have long used the undocumented gen_server et. al. callback
to format the process state data.  A call to sys:get_status/1,2
would result in call to gen_server:format_status/2 which would
format the state data for a gen_server process.  If you had 
exported format_status/2 from your callback module it would be
called to format the state data for your application.

This all seemed quite sensible to me and I used this often.
Now I will miss it.



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