[erlang-questions] Sharing data by reference

Yogish Baliga yogishb@REDACTED
Mon Mar 30 01:49:31 CEST 2009

I read in this post


that compile time constants are in constant pool and are used by reference in each process. This works well for compile time constants. What about the the run-time constant, for example configuration read from the file. This configuration remains constant through-out the life time of the VM. Is it possible to put that in the constant pool and have a reference to it in each process instead of copying around?

-- baliga

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