[erlang-questions] Dynamic Code and Atoms

Anthony Ramine <>
Thu Jan 23 16:21:33 CET 2014


Yes and no, the atom table being limited in size is by design (cf. EEP20).

What are you compiling, though, to reach such a limit? That sounds completely insane to me.

-- 
Anthony Ramine

Le 23 janv. 2014 à 15:54, Vance Shipley <> a écrit :

> I am finding that when I dynamically build a function with
> a very large number of clauses the emulator crashes while
> compilig (cmpile:forms/2) after hitting the atom table limit.
> Looking at a erl_crash_.dump I can see that it was filling up
> the atom table with 'corN' where N is an ever increasing number.
> 
> Is this a design limitation?
> 
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