[plt-scheme] File Locks

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Thu Aug 11 06:16:22 EDT 2005

On Aug 11, Matt Jadud wrote:
> [...]
> (define-syntax forever
>    (lambda (stx)
>      (syntax-case stx ()
>        [(forever bodies ...)
>         #`(let loop ()
>             #,@(syntax->list (syntax (bodies ...)))
>             (loop))])))

Um, any need for this huge block of verbosity?  Seems like this is a

  (define-syntax forever
    (syntax-rules ()
      [(forever bodies ...)
       (let loop () bodies ... (loop))]))

In any case, your solution will obviously work as long as there is a
single process that tries to write to the file.  DrScheme uses a
lockfile for preferences in case you're running several instances.

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