[erlang-questions] immutable benefits

Raoul Duke <>
Thu May 13 01:44:21 CEST 2010


On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 4:37 PM, Henning Diedrich <> wrote:
> So with the benefits being in fact as big as I had hoped for, I am wondering
> if I am getting this right: binary scans do indeed cascade down several
> levels and may all end up pointing to the same source chunk of memory?

as an aside, i wonder if one must be careful like with Java Strings:
keeping a reference to a small portion of the whole thing prevents the
whole thing from being garbage collected.


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