[erlang-questions] start_timer or send_after ?

Ulf Wiger <>
Tue Jun 15 19:20:57 CEST 2010


info wrote:
> Hi All, What is the difference between start_timer/3 and
> send_after/3, their explanation is the same ?

Start_timer/3 includes the reference in the timeout
message, so that you can know for sure that the message
pertains to _your_ timeout.

BR,
Ulf W
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