Question about file locking
peter at cadcamlab.org
Mon Jul 24 22:14:49 GMT 2000
[Andy Rechenberg <ARechenberg at Hasbro.com>]
> Is it the responsibility of the application to request the lock?
> Because Notepad (and a couple of other applications I'm using) does
> not seem to lock the file at all. Very frustrating :)
Notepad's fault. (: If it's any consolation, a *lot* of Unix utilities
don't lock files either. Windows apps, while generally behind the
times in a lot of respects (often very poor support for per-user
customizations, for example), do tend to do decent locking.
Actually I'm guessing Notepad probably uses the lock-open-unlock-edit-
lock-save-unlock method. This has advantages and disadvantages....
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