No flock() in Windows!?
jdf at pobox.com
Mon May 7 23:35:31 CEST 2001
David LeBlanc <whisper at oz.nospamnet> writes:
> In article <7kzt29he.fsf at pobox.com>, jdf at pobox.com says...
> > How do you folks write cross-platform scripts that safely provide for
> > advisory locking?
> Windows supports locking down to the byte level on files using the
> _locking() runtime library function. Don't know if or why it's not
> available in a python api.
Thank you, David. I was indeed aware of the MS locking API, and will
probably resort to its use. But I am kind of shocked that Python
doesn't do it for you via the flock() API. I'm looking for a
I don't know if I have the chops to write my own cross-platform
locking module, but I guess it would be fun to try.
Jonathan Feinberg jdf at pobox.com Sunny Brooklyn, NY
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