[erlang-questions] Reference binary comparison problem

Sverker Eriksson <>
Fri Jun 15 16:36:21 CEST 2012


Here's an earlier discussion on this topic:

http://erlang.2086793.n4.nabble.com/Allow-limited-pattern-matching-on-magic-binaries-td3382967.html

It turns out that it's not that trivial as one might first think.


/Sverker, Erlang/OTP Ericsson


Dmitry Groshev wrote:
> There is a little problem with reference binaries that are used with
> NIFs: they all are treated as equal. It's quite uncomfortable when one
> works with NIFs. I can try to make a patch to fix this (I'm not sure
> about it's quality though) or I can just wait for OTP team (it looks
> like quite small fix) What's better?
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