[erlang-questions] unexpected result of term_to_binary

Steve Davis <>
Mon Jan 21 21:00:32 CET 2013


Hi Dmitry,

It "makes sense" only if the "binary_to_term" decode is done in erlang.

br,
/s

On Jan 21, 2013, at 1:53 PM, Dmitry Kolesnikov <> wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> This make sense to me!
> 
> term_to_binary/1 returns a binary data object which is the result of encoding Term according to the Erlang external term format. See http://erlang.org/doc/apps/erts/erl_ext_dist.html
> 
> Use list_to_binary or unicode:character_to_binary depends on your use-case.
> 
> - Dmitry
> 
> On Jan 21, 2013, at 9:38 PM, Steve Davis <> wrote:
> 
>> The following appears to encode lists of integers as strings (?!?):
>> 
>> Eshell V5.9.3  (abort with ^G)
>> 1> term_to_binary([1,2,3,4]).
>> <<131,107,0,4,1,2,3,4>>
>> 
>> Is there a reason for this that I'm missing?
>> 
>> regs,
>> /s
>> 
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