[erlang-questions] Strange Socket Behaviour Was:Parents always take children with them?

Matthias Lang matthias@REDACTED
Sun Apr 29 08:05:20 CEST 2007

Ludovic Coquelle writes:

 > ... so the normal behavior is that gen_recv doesn't block, which is probably
 > intended since you request 0 byte with infinity timeout

More precisely, gen_tcp:recv(P, 0) will block until at least one octet
of data is available, with the options Andrew is using.

But yes, Andrew's problem is as you diagnosed:  his "critical" line of
code will crash the process because the second argument to io:format
must be a list.


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