[erlang-questions] garbage collection: when?

Anthony Molinaro <>
Sun Jun 5 03:24:58 CEST 2011



On Jun 1, 2011, at 5:09 AM, Jesper Louis Andersen <> wrote:
> * Use ETS to share data common to your processes.

I thought data was copied out of ETS each time you access it (unless it references a constant or large binary I assume at which point you probably get a pointer).  So while you are sharing you're sharing copies if two processes both access an entry, and not a pointer to the data, correct?

-Anthony
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