[LLVMdev] [PATCH 2/2] Make Program::ExecuteNoWait return a process ID.

Daniel Dunbar daniel at zuster.org
Fri Jul 17 09:44:08 PDT 2009

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 7:48 PM, Mikhail Glushenkov<foldr at codedgers.com> wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> Daniel Dunbar <daniel <at> zuster.org> writes:
>> Ultimately I think a better API would be to provide a generic class
>> which represents an executed operating system process, and includes
>> operations to wait for its completion, redirect its IO, communicate
>> with it, etc. This would be a big improvement over the current
>> monolithic function.
> I agree, but my application needs access to the process ID. So if
> I'll start implementing such class, it'll have a getPID()
> method or similar :)

Do you have to have it? You can't use the pid (assigned from as a
number) without going through another llvm::sys interface, so why
should it be exposed?

I don't personally care too much -- and favor pragmatism -- but it is
counter to the documented design of the system library:

 - Daniel

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