portalocker in Win98

Cliff Wells clifford.wells at attbi.com
Wed Jan 15 17:11:13 CET 2003

On Wed, 2003-01-15 at 05:38, Steve Holden wrote:

> Clearly something quite advanced is required here. I spoke to the Microsoft
> help desk.
> After a three-hour session in which I educated them about the benefits of
> Python and the features and facilities offered by the language, they came up
> with the following suggestion: "Make use of the Microsoft Office locking
> algorithm by creating a COM object encapsulation an instance of Word and
> have it open a  document. If the document is already open then Word wil
> report an error that your program can use to determine the lock is currently
> set."

Their design is perfect.

Cliff Wells <clifford.wells at attbi.com>

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