smackdab has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have an app that writes out HTML files and am using
IO::AtomicFile to write it out. I believe this will
make sure users get the whole HTML file if they are
refreshing the browser (not easy to test though ;-)
Is there another technique I should be using to read
my config type files? I assume there can be cases
where the user is doing something (other than locking
it with an editor) that could cause the read to fail...
(I have seen what I think is this, but again, difficult
to test) Should I try to read the file, say 10 times
with a .1 sec inbetween or ???
thanks for any best practice guidelines