20 Mar 2002 01:54:23 +0100
Lennart Augustsson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Diego Yanivello wrote:
> > > hi, is there (in Haskell) a function like existFile :: FilePath ->
> > > IO (Bool) ? Thanks!
> Using such a function is generally a bad idea because of race conditions.
however, real world programs use those tests since you don't need to care
*everytime* about race conditions. (of course using this existFile before
creating a temporary file is wrong, but existFile has *many* other