[Haskell-cafe] Are handles garbage-collected?
Sun Yi Ming
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Mon Oct 25 22:56:11 EDT 2004
From: David Menendez <zednenem at psualum.com>
Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Are handles garbage-collected?
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 22:51:34 -0400
> Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk writes:
> > I would not be surprised if relying on GC to close open files would
> > be generally considered kosher in a few years - in cases when it has
> > little visible effects outside, i.e. excluding network connections,
> > but including reading configuration files.
> One of the goals of ReiserFS, if I recall correctly, is to create a
> filesystem API that doesn't involve file handles. I wonder how far one
> could get without explicitly dealing with file handles outside of the IO
> library implementation.
> David Menendez <zednenem at psualum.com> <http://www.eyrie.org/~zednenem/>
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