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From: Dave Benjamin <dave@r...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Writing to argv[0]
On Fri, 10 Oct 2008, Richard Jones wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 05:31:11PM +0200, Basile STARYNKEVITCH wrote:
>> Dave Benjamin wrote:
>>> Is there any way for an OCaml program to change its name in the process
>>> table? Assigning to Sys.argv.(0) has no effect.
>>
>> Write a C wrapper for that. And this trick seems Linux specific (it has
>> no sense in Posix) -maybe working on few other OSes.
>
> http://anoncvs.postgresql.org/cvsweb.cgi/pgsql/src/backend/utils/misc/ps_status.c?rev=1.33.2.1;content-type=text%2Fplain
>
> PostgreSQL offers this code to change the proc title on many different
> platforms.

Thanks, Rich - this looks very comprehensive - they even go out of their 
way to support Windows! =) However, unless I'm mistaken, I still have the 
problem of not being able to access "argc" and "argv" to pass into 
save_ps_display_args(). I suppose I could embed OCaml in a C program...

Dave