Re: g_file_write()

On Mon, 2005-03-07 at 08:51 -0500, muppet wrote:
> On Mar 6, 2005, at 6:21 PM, Soeren Sandmann wrote:
> >
> > + * Writes all of @contents to a file named @filename, with good error 
> > checking. If
> > + * a file called @filename already exists it will be overwritten.
> It may be worth noting in the docs that the function does an atomic 
> write, and that the atomic write scheme will break a hard link (since 
> the new file doesn't have the same inode as the old).  Without this 
> information, you may have confused developers / users finding it out 
> the hard way.
> In this sense, at least just s/overwritten/replaced/ would work.

You might also mention that the atomic write may loose
permissions/ACLS/EAs. And I think we really need a name that doesn't
evoke write(). How about g_file_put_contents() or
g_file_replace_contents() ?

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