[erlang-questions] 回复: which one is more efficiency? ets or pattern match?

Dan Gudmundsson <>
Wed Mar 16 13:16:34 CET 2016

You can build large tuples and use element/2 on them as well, for example
see functions in the bottom of rand.erl.

On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 12:58 PM Vance Shipley <> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 5:07 PM, 饕餮 <> wrote:
> > But someone is afraid about the efficiency of pattern match.(because we
> are
> > not very sure about the efficiency of pattern match,just heard that if
> the
> > code is good, it will be a binary search).
> Pattern matching is quite efficient up to some point of design intent.
> Some guidance is in the Efficiency Guide here:
> http://erlang.org/doc/efficiency_guide/functions.html#id68205
> What you need to worry about however is in how many clauses heads you
> have.  I once benchmarked this and found that it worked well up to
> something on the order of thousands but wouldn't compile beyond that.
> This is the sort of thing which could change for the better or worse
> with any Erlang release because they've never expressed a guarantee.
> I haven't tried it lately.
> --
>      -Vance
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