Differences in Process#destroy() between Windows and Unix implementations

Andreas Kohn andreas.kohn at fredhopper.com
Tue Nov 9 19:31:24 UTC 2010


there seems to be a difference in behavior between Process#destroy()
implementations on Windows and !Windows: on Windows TerminateProcess()
[1] is called, which gives the process no way to react or in any way
intercept the termination, while on Unix a simple SIGTERM is send which
the process can just decide to ignore. [2]

Is this intentional?

I do prefer the Windows behavior, mainly because I do create processes
once in a while that simply fail to terminate due to bugs in their
implementation, and having Process#destroy() as a last, and terminal,
resort is very helpful to work-around those issues.



Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by
stupidity.                                        -- Hanlon's Razor
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