[erlang-questions] gen_cron question

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Sun Mar 2 18:54:15 CET 2008

I need to purge 10 mnesia tables on day/hourly interval.  I am looking at
http://code.google.com/p/gencron/ to accomplish this.  Documentation says
gen_cron pretty much like gen_server. I am not an expert in gen_server.  I
want to create 1 process for each table to perform purging.

Do I create 10 process intially and have them sleep on the interval or
gen_cron starts these 10 process on interval?

Any sample gen_cron example out there?

Gen_cron seems to consider a task as a module.  What if I want to run two
different modules, do I start two different gen_cron with two different


That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the
nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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