[Haskell-cafe] readFile problem

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 05:39:30 EST 2007

Hi Stefan,

> I am writing a network server in haskell. Lately I seem to have
> introduced a new bug. On Linux, when a client closes the connection to
> the server, the server dumps core.

Are you using any calls to system? Any libraries which may do funky stuff?

> application.exe: config.xml: openFile: does not exist (No such file or
> directory)
> I use readFile to read the config file. I tried to print out the
> config file after it is read to make sure that it is completely read.
> I only load this config file exactly once during program
> initialization. The config is used long before the crash. I printed
> the current working dir in the exception handler and there is
> something interesting. Instead of the path to the application, it is
> "\C:\\WINDOWS\\system32".

What is the working directory at the begining? Is that really the
working directory? The "\C" at the start isn't the C drive, but some
bizare escape code, I think.



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