[erlang-questions] separating application from gen server

Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB) ulf.wiger@REDACTED
Wed Nov 28 09:44:49 CET 2007

Tom Whitcomb skrev:
> Hi,
> I want to use application:get_env in my gen_server but it feels wrong
> to create a dependency between my gen_server and a specific application.
> Is there a recommended way for a gen_server to receive and reference
> the application that contains it?

application:get_application() -> {ok, AppName} | undefined

   will return the name of the application which contains
   the current process.

application:get_env(Par) -> {ok, Val} | undefined

   will get the environment variable Par from the current
   application. get_env(AppName, Par) will get it from the
   specified application.

Ulf W

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