[erlang-questions] Why are messages between processes copied?

Tristan Sloughter <>
Thu Feb 23 19:57:14 CET 2012


I don't see it mentioned in this thread and thought it should. Large
binaries are not stored in the heap (but instead a pointer to it is) and
are reference counted, correct?

Would this fact not make it possible to easily test placing certain
messages on this "shared space"? Instead of people trying to put Erlang on
a shared heap -- which I think is a bad idea.

Tristan
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