[erlang-questions] counter.erl example from "Concurrent Programming in ERLANG" - debugging

Alain O'Dea <>
Tue Mar 15 13:12:13 CET 2011


Good stuff :)

Just making sure you weren't led to believe that is the canonical book :)



On 2011-03-15, at 1:57, Wes James <> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 6:15 PM, Alain O'Dea <> wrote:
>> Hi Wes:
> 
> Hi Alain:
> 
>> On 2011-03-14, at 19:03, Wes James <> wrote:
>> 
>> I run the counter.erl in the shell - Pid=counter:start().  Then ran
>> counter:value(Pid) - returns 0.  I wanted to see how this works in the
>> debugger so I run (after starting new shell or f() ):
> <snip>
> 
>> 
>> Out of curiosity, why are you using that
>> particular book?  Erlang and its tools may have changed enough to break it's
>> examples.
> 
> Well about March of 2010 I found Erlang and I checked the University
> library here and they had this book and I checked it out.  I ordered a
> copy from amazon and hope to get a few signatures next week at the SF
> Factory :)  It's old, but the basics probably still hold.  There might
> be a general issue with debugging spawns/receives, etc.  Hopefully
> I'll have more input by tomorrow from some folks over the sea :)
> 
>> Much more current resources are available:
>> Frédéric Trottier-Hébert's Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good:
>> http://learnyousomeerlang.com/
> 
> I think I've been there a few times.
> 
>> Joe Armstrong's Programming Erlang, Software for a Concurrent World:
>> http://pragprog.com/titles/jaerlang/programming-erlang
> 
> Ordered it a couple of weeks ago and got it last week :)
> 
>> Martin Logan, Richard Carlsson and Eric Merritt's Erlang and OTP in Action:
>> http://www.manning.com/logan/
>> 
>> Francesco Cesarini and Simon Thompson's Erlang Programming:
>> http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596518189
> 
> I've seen these on the erlang.org side panel and might look in to them too.
> 
> thx for the tips.
> 
> -wes
> 
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