BEAM implementation questions

Richard Carlsson richardc@REDACTED
Tue Jan 25 13:07:38 CET 2005

> However, while this implementation seems reasonable
> enough, the actual semantics of Erlang (such as they
> are) permit other implementations than this.

There is surprisingly little slack in the semantics of
receive (sometimes this can be a bit of a problem for
implementors). Possibly the most compact and complete
description can be found in the Core Erlang specification:

(There is no real difference between the receive construct
in Core Erlang and in Erlang.)


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