[erlang-questions] exit (kill) vs. exit(PID,kill)

Shahrdad Shadab shahrdad1@REDACTED
Tue Mar 6 20:18:26 CET 2012

I am amazed by difference between the effects of exit (kill) and exit

Assume PA and PB are two processes and PA has its trap_exit set to true.
When PB evaluates exit(kill), the process terminates but PA doesn't die and
actually gets message {EXIT,PB,kill}.
However When PB evaluates exit(PA,kill), PA dies right a way !

Will someone please explain the intention behind this behavior? (or I am
missing something!

Thanks a lot

Software Architect & Computer Scientist
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