[fpc-pascal] Configuration file handling

Andrew Brunner atbrunner at aurawin.com
Sat Feb 16 00:08:39 CET 2013

I would not use INI if the systems are writing data.  While I've had 
plenty of success reading INI files in parallel - I seem to recall that 
the file is just streamed out without regard to which version is on 
disk.  I think the file is completely refreshed.

I recommend using a DBMS system of some sort for read/write ops in parallel.

On 02/15/2013 04:54 PM, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
> If multiple, related, programs running on unix (Linux, Solaris etc.) 
> refer to the same configuration file accessed via a TIniFile, is there 
> any recommended "good practice" to ensure that they don't try to 
> update it simultaneously?
> In the case that I'm thinking of, I don't anticipate e.g. multiple 
> logins trying to write setup information at the same time. The more 
> risky case is if there are e.g. multiple daemons or apps trying to 
> save state when a UPS signals imminent shutdown.

Andrew Brunner

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