[erlang-questions] How can i communicate with a gen_server-based server
Andras Georgy Bekes
Fri Mar 28 17:21:41 CET 2008
> A question, ar atoms loaded from a dets when the file is opend?
> Storing user name and passwords are stored in a dets table, VM is
> started and the file opend, would list_to_existing_atom(String)
> return an atom that exist in the dets, and have bot yet been
The answer doesn't really matter. Storing atoms that do not show up in
any of the modules, is a mis-use of atoms, just like any other use of
list_to_atom/1 is for the shell to be able to create the atoms you type
(and for dets to do the above).
Almost any other use of list_to_atom/1 is a misuse.
If you feel the urge to use list_to_atom/1, just say no.
If you obey, you don't need the answer to the above question.
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