[erlang-questions] How to introspect atom table?

Max Lapshin <>
Tue Nov 20 15:19:17 CET 2012


On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 5:50 PM, Jachym Holecek <>wrote:

> # Max Lapshin 2012-11-20:
> > But there are only 32 000 of possible pids in unix, so it will limit
> amount
> > of different names.
>
> I'm curious -- do you have a reference for this limit? POSIX doesn't seem
> to
> define pid_t range.
>

No, of course =)
But I haven't ever seen 32 bit pid, so it is ok for this case.
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