monitor vs link

Bengt Kleberg bengt.kleberg@REDACTED
Mon Apr 4 09:51:29 CEST 2005

asergey wrote:
> Hi Gurus,
> Could you please explain the difference between
> erlang:monitor(process, Pid) and link(Pid) + process_flag(trap_exit,
> true)?

erlang:monitor/2 is one way. it allows your process to find out when Pid 
exits, without telling Pid if your process exits.

erlang:link/1 is two way. your process finds out about when Pid exits, 
and Pid finds out about your process exit.


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