[erlang-questions] Thoughts on when to use 'infinity' timeouts for gen_server:call and friends

Björn Gustavsson <>
Thu Aug 5 10:03:46 CEST 2010

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 3:18 PM,  <> wrote:
> I understand it's a drastic change but couldn't it be shouted from the
> rooftops that it's being made and keep the functions the same? Or
> provide a global switch to revert back from infinity to the old default?

We have tried do those things in the past. It was not a success
(and that is probably understating it).

Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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