Tue, 19 Mar 2002 18:48:26 -0800
Moved to haskell caf=E9
I do not have a code example, but how about a system that compiles =
different (and say independent) software projects in parallel, and which =
uses the same code to create temporary files needed for compilation?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Sankel [mailto:email@example.com]=20
> Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 6:38 PM
> To: Pixel; Lennart Augustsson
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: finding ....
> --- Pixel <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Lennart Augustsson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > > Diego Yanivello wrote:
> > > >=20
> > > > > hi, is there (in Haskell) a function like =20
> > existFile :: FilePath ->
> > > > > IO (Bool) ? Thanks!
> > >=20
> > > Using such a function is generally a bad idea
> > because of race conditions.
> > however, real world programs use those tests since
> > you don't need to care
> > *everytime* about race conditions. (of course using
> > this existFile before
> > creating a temporary file is wrong, but existFile
> > has *many* other
> > applications)
> Could someone post an example of the creation of a
> temporary file where race conditions are important?
> David J. Sankel
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