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From: Matt Gushee <mgushee@h...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Apparent I/O bug
On Sat, Jan 31, 2004 at 10:38:06AM +0100, Xavier Leroy wrote:
> > I have encountered what appears to be a bug in out_channels created with
> > Pervasives.open_out_gen:

....

> >   Exception: Sys_error "Bad file descriptor".
> > 
> > Well, that's disturbing. Or is there something I don't understand about
> > the proper usage of open_out_gen (documentation problem?)?
> 
> In your call to open_out_gen, you didn't request write permission
> (the list of flags doesn't contain "Open_wronly").

Okay, that's simple enough. Thanks for the info!

But I wonder why it is necessary to have the "Open_wronly" flag. What
would be the point of opening an output channel without write
permission?

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