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

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Sat Aug 28 12:36:26 CEST 2010

On 28 Aug 2010, at 12:15, Martin wrote:

> 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.

I thought that was only for regular files, not for text files (since if you open a regular file using reset, you can still write to it, while that's not the case for text files).


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