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

Vik Olliver <>
Sun Jan 25 22:16:42 CET 2009


Even if there is a line glitch and retry on one of the messages?

Just making sure here...

Vik :v)

On 26/01/09 Steve Davis wrote:
>  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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