[Haskell-cafe] createProcess running non-existent programs

Donn Cave donn at avvanta.com
Mon Aug 13 17:14:33 CEST 2012

Quoth Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>,
> On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 10:23 AM, Donn Cave <donn at avvanta.com> wrote:
>> Though speaking of platforms, I guess one large headache would be
>> what to do about Microsoft operating systems.  Given the unusual
> Microsoft provides APIs that work as is for this, by my understanding; it's
> the POSIX fork/exec model that makes life difficult.

Or interesting, anyway.  I wasn't thinking of the `exception in child'
problem here, so much as more generally, how much is a fully cross-platform
API worth, in a situation where the eventual application of the API is
inherently unlikely to be of a cross platform nature.  The Python version
goes to some length, but can't fully resolve the inconsistencies.  That's
OK if someone wants to go to the trouble, but if I'm right about inherent
platform dependence, it runs the risk of being more irritating than helpful!


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