[erlang-questions] Sharing data by reference

Yogish Baliga <>
Mon Mar 30 01:49:31 CEST 2009


I read in this post

http://www.erlang.org/pipermail/erlang-questions/2009-March/042503.html

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?

Thanx,
-- baliga

 
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