[erlang-questions] pattern matching registered name

Robert Virding robert.virding@REDACTED
Tue May 21 21:59:13 CEST 2013

Yes, the registered name is just an atom, it is the '!' which interprets this atom as the registered name of a process, if it exists. It is still just a normal atom, the difference is in the interpretation.

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> In a   Who ! What  send, Who may be a pid or a registered name.
> In a pattern match, registered names do not match pids; they are
> just literal atoms.
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