[erlang-questions] origin of handle_info/2

Alex S. alex0player@REDACTED
Fri Mar 17 12:57:07 CET 2017

> 17 марта 2017 г., в 14:36, Per Hedeland <per@REDACTED> написал(а):
> On 2017-03-17 10:58, Richard Carlsson wrote:
>> No, I think it's more to do with the fact that the original authors were not native English speakers, and thought "info" was a good enough shorthand for "any other stuff that someone sends us".
> Well, some of the original authors were (are) native English speakers:-)
> - but in any case, what's wrong with "info"? Some process, or the VM,
> sent us a message - seems like a reasonable assumption that there is
> some relevant information in it, but that's pretty much the only
> assumption that can be made.
> Maybe the OP has a term in mind, that would be better at conveying the
> meaning "any other stuff that someone sends us"?
> --Per
Well, it *is* most often used for timeouts and DOWN’s which are kind of informational.

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