[erlang-questions] Can Erlang messages be delivered out of order?

Steve Davis <>
Sun Jan 25 22:05:29 CET 2009


This is actually a greater guarantee than I expected. Very useful to
know.

Thanks, Robert
(and thanks to Sergey for asking the question too!)

/s

On Jan 25, 9:01 am, Robert Virding <> wrote:
> Strictly speaking, what erlang guarantees is that if the messages sent from
> one process arrive at the destination process then they will arrive in the
> order in which they were sent. This is a weaker definition but one which is
> reasonable to implement and guarantee in a distributed system. For local
> processes you can safely assume all messages arrive at the destination.



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