FYI escript gotcha wrt receive
Thu Sep 9 18:56:52 CEST 2010
I had an escript that spawned a process to run a receive loop to fetch
messages. The messages were returned by the receive in a scrambled order wrt
the sending process. I found the cause and solution buried deep.
The erl_eval module page has this at the bottom:
The evaluator is not complete. receive cannot be handled properly
and the escript page says
By default, the script will be interpreted. You can force it to be
compiled by including the following line somewhere in the script file:
Using compile mode solved the receive problem. I think that it would be useful
for the escript page to say why one would want to use compile mode instead of
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