[texhax] adobe 10

Heiko Oberdiek heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
Sun May 29 19:59:23 CEST 2011

On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 01:26:57AM +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> Why?  As I said before, a file exists even after it has been deleted.
> It exists until the last process accessing it dies.  AR can read from
> an already opened file whenever it wants, regardless of whether TeX
> created a new, incompatible, version of a file with the same name.
> There are actually two distinct files, though only one of them has a
> name (a directory entry).

But a writing process might open the existing file and deleting
the contents by truncating. Then there is only one modified file
and the reading program might be surprised.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko Oberdiek

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