RFD: deprecate permissions-related stuff in System.Directory
lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Thu Aug 23 06:10:05 EDT 2007
On Thu, 23 Aug 2007, Simon Marlow wrote:
> I propose to deprecate all this, in favour of using platform-specific
> functionality instead. Here's why:
> * Most uses of `getPermissions` are wrong. If you use `getPermissions` to
> predict whether a future operation will fail or not, then the right
> thing to do is to perform the operation and catch the failure exception.
> These functions are hardly ever used. I did a Google code search for
> setPermissions and aside from implementations of setPermissions itself and
> tests for it, I came up with:
I used setting of permissions for 'install' like commands. E.g., I
generated some HTML and wrote it to some place where it must be accessed
by the werb server.
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