[erlang-questions] "calling" a gen_fsm

Garry Hodgson garry@REDACTED
Tue Sep 22 19:37:25 CEST 2015

On 9/22/15 10:21 AM, Vance Shipley wrote:
> Send your request, stuff From into StateData and return next_state. 
> Then you may receive the response in handle_info/3 and send it to the 
> client with reply/2.

On 9/22/15 10:47 AM, Theepan wrote:
> Just use {next_state,NextStateName,NewStateData} instead of 
> {reply,Reply,NextStateName,NewStateData} and keep the PID of the 
> calling process in the NewStateData. This helps you in deferring the 
> response. When the data comes form the service, you can send the 
> response back with gen_fsm:reply(PID, Reply).
thanks to both of you for your quick and helpful answers.
gotta love this list.

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