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Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] Fix #819 by marking file-mkstemp as unimpl

From: Michele La Monaca
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] Fix #819 by marking file-mkstemp as unimplemented on Windows
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 01:45:22 +0200

On Sat, Aug 2, 2014 at 3:10 PM, Peter Bex <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi all,
> This is an old bug and I think it's a good idea to remove file-mkstemp
> from the Windows version of the posix unit.  It's been broken from the
> beginning, and nobody noticed.  Maybe nobody is using it (I hope!), but
> it could also be that people are using it and expecting it to return
> sensible values.
> In any case, I opted for removing it because this is just extremely
> tricky to get right.  We're better off removing it than keeping the
> broken version, so if you prefer to keep the procedure and want to
> do it properly, please write a proper patch.

I think this function is too important to be dismissed so easily.
Attached an implementation which gets rid of the limited mktemp
function. Actually a quick untested hack (I don't have access to a
mingw setup right now) but I hope a step in the right direction.


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