[erlang-questions] erlang:exit/1 and erlang:exit/2
Tue Jul 29 23:11:10 CEST 2014
On 29 jul 2014, at 21:19, Leo Liu <sdl.web@REDACTED> wrote:
> Hi there,
> Could someone help me understand the implementation of erlang:exit/1?
> BIF_RETTYPE exit_1(BIF_ALIST_1)
> BIF_P->fvalue = BIF_ARG_1; /* exit value */
> BIF_ERROR(BIF_P, EXC_EXIT);
> which is pretty simple and I am not sure how it propagates the exit
> signal. erlang:exit/2 on the contrary is full of details.
BIFs with one (and more) argument are called from emulator loop in beam_emu.c
beam_emu.c line 2779 in opcode "call_bif_e"
and line 3571 in opcode "apply_bif"
and line 2610 in "i_gc_bif1_jIsId"
and the rest is just a matter of reading code.
Hint. The function handler_error may be a good start to look in.
Have fun :-)
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