Actually the two implementation are the same because the assign function does not change socket in place, but build a new copy. The new socket is sent to the live view only when handle_info function completes.
Search_results in my implementation is a synchronous call and blocks the process until it returns. If search_results takes a very long time what happens is that the updated query terms queue in the mailbox of the process until the search_results function returns. You can see it very well if you put something like Process.sleep(10_000) inside the search_function.
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