[erlang-questions] processes by name

Torben Hoffmann <>
Tue Jun 15 22:45:12 CEST 2010

Hi John,

To the best of my knowledge you cannot get an error report on processes to
show their names, but if you create a process using one of the OTP
components the error reports are a lot nicer.

Or you could go the extra mile and create your own registion+monitor process
which should keep track of the processes and their names, but I think that
going the OTP route is better since you get so many things for almost free.
I find it so nice that you can prototype quite easily even with OTP and
since you are operating inside a framework you will most of the time be able
to evolve your code gradually to production quality without having to throw
away the prototype.

Sorry for the a-side, but I just couldn't hold it back ;-)


On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 19:10, info <> wrote:

> Hi All,
> An error report display processes as number. Is it possible to generate an
> error report with their names ?
> Rgds,
> John


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