[Haskell-cafe] Replacing stdin from within Haskell

Erik Hesselink hesselink at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 16:51:36 CEST 2011

On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 16:40, Donn Cave <donn at avvanta.com> wrote:
> Quoth Erik Hesselink <hesselink at gmail.com>,
>> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 13:40, Neil Davies <semanticphilosopher at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Anyone out there got an elegant solution to being able to fork a haskell thread and replace its 'stdin' ?
>> If you don't mind being tied to GHC you can use hDuplicateTo from
>> GHC.IO.Handle [1]. You can also use dupTo from the unix package [2],
>> but that ties you to unix-like platforms instead.
> From reading about it, I would expect hDuplicate to to close and
> replace the input file descriptor for _all_ threads.
> Processes are of course the elegant way to separate effects like this.

Ah yes, you are right. I've done this before, but that was after a
double fork using 'forkProcess'.


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