[Haskell-cafe] Are handles garbage-collected?

William Lee Irwin III wli at holomorphy.com
Tue Oct 26 15:35:32 EDT 2004

Ben Rudiak-Gould <Benjamin.Rudiak-Gould at cl.cam.ac.uk> writes:
>> For this to really work properly the whole OS needs to be designed
>> around it. Such OSes exist -- they're called "capability-based" -- but
>> like so many other good ideas this one hasn't generated much interest
>> in industry. I think we're stuck with explicit file handle management
>> for the next couple of decades.

On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 09:22:58PM +0200, Shae Matijs Erisson wrote:
> hOp/House doesn't have a filesystem yet.
> See http://www.cse.ogi.edu/~hallgren/House/ (source recently released)
> Maybe we won't always require explicit file handles.

It doesn't seem to have demand paging either. Hmm. Maybe I should look
at this sometime.

-- wli

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