[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] Re: state of HaXml?

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at serpentine.com
Wed Jan 10 13:22:57 EST 2007

Taral wrote:

> For a read-only
> operation, this shouldn't matter, however on some platforms an open
> file handle can prevent deletion of the file.

You'd be referring to Windows, then, where you can't rename or remove a 
file if someone has opened it.

A partial defence against this is to pass FILE_SHARE_DELETE to 
CreateFile, if your Haskell runtime is using the win32 file API.  The 
semantics are a bit strange, but it's less hostile than the default 

If your favourite runtime is going through stdio, you're stuck (the 
strong-stomached can use CreateFile, then turn the handle into a FILE*, 
but this behaves peculiarly).


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