[erlang-questions] simple question about list memory consumption

Francesco Mazzoli <>
Fri Jul 6 16:29:34 CEST 2012

At Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:19:12 +0200,
Richard Carlsson wrote:
> That's what a tag is, in the usual terminology. Otherwise it would have 
> been called a header word.

Well, in Haskell the word (it cant be 2 bits - that would restrict datatypes to
have 4 constructors) that identifies the constructor is called "tag". I guess in
erlang the terminology is different.

Francesco * Often in error, never in doubt

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