[erlang-questions] Thinking in Erlang
David N Murray
Wed Apr 28 14:58:28 CEST 2010
On Apr 28, Richard O'Keefe scribed:
> There may be two different questions lurking here,
> and they have different answers.
> (1) CAN you use gen_server to do this.
> Yes, of course.
> (2) That's rather heavyweight compared with the simplicity of the
> Lisp version, do you HAVE to do that?
> No, you don't.
Thanks Richard and John. I appreciate the thorough responses. My small
example of course have bigger implications. That style was a common theme
in my Lisp programming: returning a function that carried whatever it
needed. I'm trying to get a handle on the best way to approach my
It looks like either way I'm passing around additional data (either the
queue or the pid) in Erlang.
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