[erlang-questions] Re gistering a process with multiple names

Thijs Terlouw <>
Sat Jan 24 15:06:27 CET 2009



Vlad Dumitrescu-2 wrote:
> 
> If your process names are dynamically generated, you might want to
> avoid using atoms (i.e. erlang:register/2) for them. Your registry
> could use any term as name.

If you use the global module to register (instead of erlang module), you can
also use terms instead of just atoms:

global:register_name(Name, Pid)
   Name = term()
   Pid = pid()

I never understood why erlang:register only accepts atoms. Seems a waste to
me.

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