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Date: Wed, 05 May 1999 22:15:13 GMT
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My experience has been that if you are migrating new code to a place where the old code lives and someone is accessing the old file currently, then it will be locked and not able to be overwritten. This is particularly true of libraries (.PLL) since the odds are higher that they will be in use at any given time.

Makes smooth migration of code to production kind of messy!

Another approach is to have flag files, etc. and test for new versions but don't execute from that directory. Instead, have a copy process that copies the files to somewhere else, locally perhaps, then executes them from there. In this way, the production code is never locked by people executing it.

Robert Proffitt

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