[Haskell-cafe] Exclusive mode in openFile

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 20:06:49 CEST 2011

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 13:56, Gracjan Polak <gracjanpolak at gmail.com> wrote:
> What was the rationale behind such strict non-sharing policy?

The obvious rationale is that it helps maintain the illusion of
referential integrity within the process.  (Outside is a lost cause,
but operations on different file handles are assumed to not affect
each other.)

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