[erlang-questions] list_to_pid() surprise

Ulf Wiger ulf.wiger@REDACTED
Fri Feb 27 16:31:23 CET 2009

I'm not sure whether to report this as a bug (perhaps there's
a good reason for it...?)

Erlang (BEAM) emulator version 5.6.5 [source] [async-threads:0] [hipe] [kernel-poll:false]
11> pid_to_list(hd(v(6))).
12> list_to_pid(pid_to_list(hd(v(6)))).
** exception error: bad argument
     in function  list_to_pid/1
        called as list_to_pid("<8288.15785.86>")

If this is intentional, can someone explain why?

Ulf W
Ulf Wiger
CTO, Erlang Training & Consulting Ltd.

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