[erlang-questions] automatically delete older messages with the same tag (atom)?

Christian <>
Tue May 5 20:31:35 CEST 2009


On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 17:04, Giorgos Kollias <> wrote:

> Hello Erlang users,
>
> Is there an option in the Erlang runtime to automatically delete a message
> that has been deposited into a process's mailbox as soon as a newer message
> with the same tag arrives? Is it easy to "patch" the Erlang language source
> code to support this "little" feature in case this is not there?
>
>
Not so surprising: use another process!

Have it post a "i've got something for you, come and get it" message. It can
then replace that "something" if a newer version of the "something" arrives
before you have retrieved it. Then start over.
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