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Date: 2007-08-28 (14:46)
From: Daniel_Bünzli <daniel.buenzli@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Has the thread cancellation problem evolved ?
Le 28 août 07 à 13:42, Gerd Stolpmann a écrit :

> But I don't see a good way to stop I/O operations. Simply close all  
> file
> descriptors? Yes, possible, but you may leave files in an  
> unrecoverable
> state.

Again I'm not interested in stopping IO but I just note that if the  
user gets bored because its app hangs on IO, he will kill the process  
and the effect on files will be the same.

I still think -- despite the caveats one needs to be aware of, e.g.  
about IO -- the feature is worthwhile and essential for ui programs  
that can trigger expensive computations. But since it seems to be  
seen more as a curse than a blessing I think I'll forget about the  
wish and try to get around with Gerd's hack.

Thanks for the discussion,