[Haskell-cafe] about System.Posix.Files.fileAccess

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Wed Jan 14 17:57:31 EST 2009

On 2009 Jan 14, at 9:02, Manlio Perillo wrote:
> This is of course a personal opinion, but I think the interface of:
> fileAccess :: FilePath -> Bool -> Bool -> Bool -> IO Bool
> http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/latest/html/libraries/unix/System-Posix-Files.html#v 
> :fileAccess
> is not very good.

The underlying system call access() is strongly disrecommended, so  
it's not really worth a better interface.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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