[Haskell-cafe] New System.Process

john lask jvlask at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 3 21:47:22 EDT 2008

Something that has irked me in the past about System.Process is the inability to obtain an OS system handle from the haskell Process handle. Such a facility would greatly enhance the interoperabity of c and haskell libraries.

Provision is made (although not standardised) to obtain OS specific handles from haskell File Handles which is very useful. The same should be provided for Haskell Process handles. The main barrier to such a facility is the variability between OS representations of such a type (aka windows Handles, unix PID).

comments anyone.

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