[Haskell-cafe] lazy strings and parallel read

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Fri Sep 19 14:15:26 EDT 2008

On Fri, 2008-09-19 at 19:50 +0200, Manlio Perillo wrote:

> But if every function that reads the data uses pread, then this should 
> no more be a problem.
> Or I'm missing some other thing?

If you used something like pread instead of hGetContents then yes that
would not involve semi-closing a handle or doing lazy IO. Of course
pread only works for seekable Handles like files, not terminals, pipes,
sockets etc etc.


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