[erlang-questions] writing a delay loop without now()

Matthew Dempsky <>
Thu Feb 19 18:12:17 CET 2009


On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 8:41 AM, James Hague <> wrote:
> Very useful...but not for now/0.  A function that returns the current
> time shouldn't itself cause the time to change.  now() is make_ref
> disguised as a clock.

make_ref/0 doesn't return monotonically increasing references.



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