"raw" or "verbatim" PIDs?
Thu Jul 6 22:40:45 CEST 2006
(I've been Googling and looking through the archives, but haven't hit an
explanation/answer so far.)
I'm very new to Erlang, I'm just working my way through a tutorial. I
spawned a process and was told that it has PID <0.47.0>, but I failed to
assign that to a variable. Now, is there any way I can send a message to
that PID by using the "raw" ID? I tried writing stuff like "<0.47.0> !
foobar." or "0.47.0 ! foobar." in an attempt to mimic the code I've seen
where people write something like "ThePid = spawn(...). ThePid ! foobar."
However, the Erlang shell did not like my attempts :-) Is there a way to use
"raw" PIDs, or must it be stored in a variable?
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