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Finalization of I/O Channels
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Date: 1999-08-12 (09:50)
From: John Skaller <skaller@m...>
Subject: Re: Finalization of I/O Channels
At 11:17 28/07/99 -0700, David McClain wrote:
>In attempting to provide finalizable I/O channels to my users, I discovered
>that OCAML 2.02 is already finalizing them... But in so doing you do not
>flush or close the file descriptors. Is this an oversight, or is there some
>good reason for not doing so?

	Perhaps worse, I found that explicitly closing
a file does not always work. I do not understand why,
but this is surely a bug. This occured in the bytecode
interpreter, and went away in with the native code
compiler. [A program that wrote a file could not read it
after closing the output file and reopening it input]

John Skaller    email: skaller@maxtal.com.au
		phone: 61-2-96600850
		snail: 10/1 Toxteth Rd, Glebe NSW 2037, Australia