Re: Safe file update library ready (sort of)
On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 7:19 PM, Ian Jackson
> Having said that, I don't think the concept behind your library is
> sound, because it presupposes that all previous programs which update
> files are buggy.
They are. Kinda. They either do unsafe file updates or they have
regressions from the unsafe file update case.
> Just because some wrongheaded Linux kernel filesystem developers think
> that almost all previously written Unix programs are buggy, doesn't
> mean that it's true or that the right fix is to rewrite every program.
This lib is about making the temp file workaround easier.