Windows definitely provides the right default behaviour here; in most cases
reading a file while someone else is writing to it is a great way to read
garbage. Its annoying for the minority of cases where it does make sense
(such as data.fs) that the Unix-like behaviour (ie, unsafe ;-) isn't
available to Python.
Is anyone from DC listening? would you accept a patch to FileStorage for
Windows that relied on an extension module?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Withers [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: 28 June 2000 12:04
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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> Subject: Re: [Zope] Data.fs.lock?
> Toby Dickenson wrote:
> > It's definitely normal, and arguably a problem.
> > net stop zope
> > copy c:/zope/var/data.fs c:/zope/var/backupdata.fs
> > net start zope
> I'd say it's definitely a problem if you have to stop zope to do a
> backup :(
> But then, I'd say it's a problem running (Zope on) Windows in a
> production environment ;-)
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