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Date: 2004-09-05 (15:27)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Unix module and threads
On Sun, 2004-09-05 at 23:53, Janne Hellsten wrote:
> Thank you Markus and David, this is sort of what I was afraid of (e.g., 
> curdir is shared among threads). Thank you for clarifying this.
> As my build scripts require the working directory to be set, I think I 
> have to work-around this and do something along the lines of:
>     Unix.system "cd my_working_dir && build_cmd"
> I wonder if there's some other way of doing this portably and in a 
> thread-safe fashion?

You could do this:

(1) use a mutex to freeze the current directory
(2) launch a new process (and return without waiting)
(3) release he mutex
(4) wait for the process

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