[erlang-questions] Manually remove a message from Process Mailbox

Erik Søe Sørensen eriksoe@REDACTED
Fri Jan 4 20:55:08 CET 2013

[forgot to write the list]

That would be
  receive TheMsg when TheMsg=:=Msg -> ok end
(or shorter but perhaps less clear:
  receive Msg -> ok end
where Msg is already bound)
assuming of course that you won't be trying to remove the non-first copy of
a specific message - but given that you say you're trying to emulate the
receive expression, and that doesn't allow it, then the above should be
what you want.

2013/1/4 Aggelos Giantsios <aggelgian@REDACTED>

> Happy New Year to everyone!
> I am trying to simulate the 'receive' expression behaviour.
> I access the process message queue with erlang:process_info(self(),
> messages).
> Assuming I have selected a message Msg which is at position k in the
> message list and have safely stored it in a variable,
> is there a way to manually remove Msg from the process message queue?
> Thanks,
> Aggelos
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