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Re: Safe file update library ready (sort of)

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 7:19 PM, Ian Jackson
<ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote:
> 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.


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