[fpc-devel] does fpc lock the fpc.cfg exclusive on windows?

Martin fpc at mfriebe.de
Sat Aug 28 12:15:39 CEST 2010

  On 28/08/2010 10:59, Jonas Maebe wrote:
> On 28 Aug 2010, at 01:07, Martin wrote:
>> But *if* fpc does lock the fpc.cfg file exclusively ( for a very short time only, e.g. just open+lock, read, close), then there is the slim chance of a conflict, and this error could be explained.
> FPC opens it as a regular text file using a regular assign/reset. I don't think that will result in exclusive access. It also checks for its existence using sysutils.fileexists, but I doubt that one asks for exclusive access either.

Afaik uing assign/reset  using exclusive lock on windows. Lazarus did 
use them for logfiles, and you couldn't open the lockfile (fro tailing) 
because of that.


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