[Haskell-cafe] inotify-alike for mac os x?

Gregory Collins greg at gregorycollins.net
Thu Dec 3 22:55:18 EST 2009

Conal Elliott <conal at conal.net> writes:

> I'd like to make some FRPish toys that keep files updated to have
> functional relationships with other files.  hinotify looks like just
> the sort of underlying magic I could use for efficient implementation
> on linux.  Is there any support for mac os x?  Could support be either
> added to hinotify or maybe inotify and a mac-friendly library be
> abstracted into a common Haskell interface?  I'm fine with an
> imperative interface, since I can abstract into a functional library,
> which I guess would be a sort of persistent simplified FRP.

On Mac & BSD you have to use kqueue, and on Windows it's
ReadDirectoryChangesW. A platform-agnostic Haskell library for detecting
filesystem change notifications is something that I would really

Gregory Collins <greg at gregorycollins.net>

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