Version française
Home     About     Download     Resources     Contact us    
Browse thread
[Caml-list] GC and file descriptors
[ Home ] [ Index: by date | by threads ]
[ Search: ]

[ Message by date: previous | next ] [ Message in thread: previous | next ] [ Thread: previous | next ]
Date: -- (:)
From: Dmitry Bely <dbely@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] GC and file descriptors
Christophe Raffalli <Christophe.Raffalli@univ-savoie.fr> writes:

>>>     Garbage collecting the subprocesses and file descriptors would
>>> make this a bit more straightforward.
>> The problem with this approach is that the "close" and "wait"
>> system calls have side effects.  I don't like the idea of a GC
>> that has side effects other than the memory size of the program
>> (and finalisation functions, of course).
>
> Why ? Could you elaborate ?

close() can fail (generate an exception). How are you going to handle it in
the garbage collector? On the contrary, the memory deallocaton always
succeeds.

- Dmitry Bely


-------------------
To unsubscribe, mail caml-list-request@inria.fr Archives: http://caml.inria.fr
Bug reports: http://caml.inria.fr/bin/caml-bugs FAQ: http://caml.inria.fr/FAQ/
Beginner's list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ocaml_beginners