[erlang-questions] list_to_pid() surprise
Fri Feb 27 17:56:34 CET 2009
Ulf Wiger <> writes:
> 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?
you can't do list_to_pid on an external pid (i.e. one that does not
start with a 0.)
I don't know why; perhaps the mapping from (node name) -> (first
element of pid) is tricky to do backwards?
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