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From Wilfredo Sánchez <wsanc...@wsanchez.net>
Date Sun, 08 Dec 2002 21:32:13 GMT
   I'm not suggesting that we limit ourselves to the unix 
implementation.  I'm saying there exists an API that solves this 
problem and that rather than plunging headlong into a new API that 
looks good, we try to learn something some an API that's been around 
the block.

   Specifically, I think the API should return a filehandle, not a file 
name, to avoid the race condition I mentioned.  I think that's 

   Yes, I buried that in a bunch of details, though I think those are 
relevant to whether the API would work well.


On Sunday, December 8, 2002, at 07:04  AM, David Reid wrote:

> Can I suggest that before we go headlong into letting the existing unix
> api's decide on our new api we decide exactly what we want???? Jeez - 
> though
> the dog was supposed to wag the tail?

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