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David Sankel [email protected]
Tue, 19 Mar 2002 18:37:34 -0800 (PST)


--- Pixel <[email protected]> wrote:
> Lennart Augustsson <[email protected]> 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
> applications)

Could someone post an example of the creation of a
temporary file where race conditions are important?

Thanks,

David J. Sankel

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