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digitalmars.D.learn - make Pid constructor public

reply Timothee Cour <thelastmammoth gmail.com> writes:
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
Jun 17 2013
parent "Steven Schveighoffer" <schveiguy yahoo.com> writes:
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
Jun 18 2013