[erlang-questions] ets table instead of large record

Matthew Evans <>
Sat Oct 22 14:08:16 CEST 2011


I'll probably get banned for suggesting this: process dictionary ;)

> Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 07:19:18 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] ets table instead of large record
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> # Joel Reymont 2011-10-22:
> > I have a record of 80 fields or so.
> > 
> > I would like to use an ETS table for each instance of this record.
> > 
> > Each field of the record would become a separate key in my table.
> > 
> > Are there any drawbacks to this approach?
> 
> ETS tables are somewhat scarce resource, I'd consider using global
> table instead of having it per-instance. Other than that, can you
> tell more about expected access patterns, timing requirements and
> such?  Things can get tricky if you need something that looks too
> much like transactions (but it's not impossible).
> 
> BR,
> 	-- Jachym
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