[erlang-questions] Unexpected list_to_binary behavior

Valentin Micic <>
Tue Mar 18 14:13:24 CET 2014


Hi all,

(my apologies if this has been covered already)

Is there any reason why:

()820> list_to_binary( lists:seq(1,255) ).
<<1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
  22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,…>>

works, but 

()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,
                                  23,24,25,26,27,28|…])

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

V/
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