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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] apr function to see if an arbitrary process is alive
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2003 17:43:46 GMT
At 10:39 AM 11/7/2003, Jeff Trawick wrote:
>William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>
>>At 09:23 AM 11/7/2003, Jeff Trawick wrote:
>>
>>>see patch...  seems simple enough, but perhaps somebody knows some showstoppers
that would prevent this from being implemented on some platform?
>>
>>No, but the code's behavior is definitely not portable, and will make the user's
>>code very buggy...
>
>well, this is what I was fishing for...  what isn't portable?  can a program not check
to see if some unrelated process is still alive on {win32,netware,os/2,whatever}?

Yes, I like the idea :)  Yes I'll implement Win32.

I'm only concerned that it blends harmlessly into otherchild and our existing
API - almost worth a writeup on portable processing using APR to check if
everyone is coming from the same place.

Bill


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