[erlang-questions] gen_server with a dict vs mnesia table vs ets

Pablo Platt <>
Thu Jan 28 14:28:46 CET 2010


The fact that ETS doesn't take part in garbage collection is a good or bad feature in my case?




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From: Max Lapshin <>
To: Pablo Platt <>
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Sent: Thu, January 28, 2010 3:14:41 PM
Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] gen_server with a dict vs mnesia table vs ets

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 4:09 PM, Pablo Platt <> wrote:
> If ETS is private to one table I guess I need to implement a gen_server on
> top of it.
> In that case wouldn't a dict in the gen_server state do the same?
> Is there a number of items above which is it better to use ETS and not a
> dict?

I don't know such number, but there is clearly told, that data in ETS
doesn't take part in garbage collection.



      


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