[Haskell-cafe] Exclusive mode in openFile

Felipe Almeida Lessa felipe.lessa at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 00:23:19 CEST 2011

On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 7:11 PM, Gracjan Polak <gracjanpolak at gmail.com> wrote:
> Proper way to handle this is probably to add additional Bool parameter to mkFD,
> fdToHandle and GHC.IO.FD.openFile that says if Report's semantics should be held
> or not. Then openFileShared can be build on top of that.
> (Possibly primed versions of these function will be needed to keep backward
> compatibility)
> If this could help anybody else out there beside me I could make this proposal
> more concrete and follow library change procedure properly. If not I can live
> with what I have hacked together till now.
> Is there any interest in such a change?

There should be at least something on the docs of openFile.  But I
think that openFileShared may be handy.



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