Thread overview
make Pid constructor public
Jun 17, 2013
Timothee Cour
Apr 18
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June 17, 2013
inside std.process it says:
// Pids are only meant to be constructed inside this module, so we make the
constructor private.
However, this makes a number of useful functions from std.process useless
unless the processes were created via one of std.process' functions.
Can we make std.process.Pid.this(int pid) public?

Use case:
int pid=...; //parse pid from call to 'ps au' for example
std.process.kill(pid);
std.process.wait(pid);
//etc


June 18, 2013
On Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:38:34 -0400, Timothee Cour <thelastmammoth@gmail.com> wrote:

> inside std.process it says:
> // Pids are only meant to be constructed inside this module, so we make the
> constructor private.
> However, this makes a number of useful functions from std.process useless
> unless the processes were created via one of std.process' functions.
> Can we make std.process.Pid.this(int pid) public?

Not a bad idea.  In fact, I think we were toying with possibly having ways to obtain Pids from the OS.  This would be an interim step.

-Steve
April 18
On Monday, 17 June 2013 at 22:38:47 UTC, Timothee Cour wrote:
> inside std.process it says:
> // Pids are only meant to be constructed inside this module, so we make the
> constructor private.
> However, this makes a number of useful functions from std.process useless
> unless the processes were created via one of std.process' functions.
> Can we make std.process.Pid.this(int pid) public?
>
> Use case:
> int pid=...; //parse pid from call to 'ps au' for example
> std.process.kill(pid);
> std.process.wait(pid);
> //etc

I know this is an old post, but I need this feature! Any plan to make this happen?