Structure Process

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(* OS.Process -- SML Basis Library *)

type status

val success   : status
val failure   : status

val isSuccess : status -> bool

val system    : string -> status

val atExit    : (unit -> unit) -> unit
val exit      : status -> 'a
val terminate : status -> 'a
val sleep     : Time.time -> unit 

val getEnv    : string -> string option

   Portable functions for manipulating processes.

   [success] is the unique status value that signifies successful
   termination of a process.  Note: MS DOS (sometimes) believes that
   all processes are successful.

   [failure] is a status value that signifies an error during
   execution of a process.  Note that in contrast to the success
   value, there may be several distinct failure values.  Use function
   isSuccess to reliably test for success.

   [isSuccess sv] returns true if the status value sv represents a
   successful execution, false otherwise.  It holds that 
   isSuccess success = true and isSuccess failure = false.

   [system cmd] asks the operating system to execute command cmd, and
   returns a status value.

   [atExit act] registers the action act to be executed when the
   current SML program calls Process.exit.  Actions will be executed
   in reverse order of registration.

   [exit i] executes all registered actions, then terminates the SML
   process with completion code i.

   [terminate i] terminates the SML process with completion code i 
   (but without executing the registered actions).

   [sleep t] suspends this process for approximately the time
   indicated by t.  The actual time slept depends on the capabilities
   of the underlying system and the system load.  Does not sleep at
   all if t <= Time.zeroTime.

   [getEnv evar] returns SOME s if the environment variable evar is
   defined and is associated with the string s; otherwise NONE.

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