[erlang-questions] Unexpected list_to_binary behavior

Valentin Micic valentin@REDACTED
Tue Mar 18 14:13:24 CET 2014

Hi all,

(my apologies if this has been covered already)

Is there any reason why:

(twist@REDACTED)820> list_to_binary( lists:seq(1,255) ).

works, but 

(twist@REDACTED)821> list_to_binary( lists:seq(1,256) ).
** exception error: bad argument
     in function  list_to_binary/1
        called as list_to_binary([1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,

breaks on Erlang 16B02? Was the limit to 255 characters for list_to_binary/1 always there and I just failed to see it before?

Kind regards

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