[erlang-questions] Re: Question about register/2
Wed Apr 6 18:07:28 CEST 2011
On Wed, Apr 06, 2011 at 02:44:39PM +0200, Ulf Wiger wrote:
> Any time you call a function, the input arguments are evaluated before the function is executed, so the spawn should *always* execute in this case.
> This is characteristic of a language with eager (as opposed to lazy) evaluation.
> Ulf W
> On 6 Apr 2011, at 14:40, Arie van Wingerden wrote:
> > Hi,
> > when I issue register(id, spawn aFun) and id already is associated with some process, the function fails.
> > What disturbs me is that the check of id already being taken for another pid, might take place *after* the spawn has been executed.
> > Hence a "ghost" process is running.
> > Is this the way it works? And how is this mostly solved?
Pid = spawn_link(fun () -> register(id, self()), my:loop() end),
> > Regards,
> > Arie
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