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From: Kühl, Dietmar (Dietmar.Kuehl_at_[hidden])
Date: 1998-11-11 09:03:04


it took [much] longer than I planned but finally I was able to bundle
a first version of my 'dir_it' class for access to directories. Although
it is not yet completely implemented (support for some file attributes
on WinNT is missing and some attributes are read-only in POSIX
which should actually be modifiable), I think it is still useful. In
particular, the main idea how things are supposed to work should be
obvious from what is there (well, it is somewhat obfuscated in the
M$VC++ implementation to workaround missing features). I have
tested the code on Linux using egcs-1.1 and on WinNT using

Currently, I have only installation support for POSIX systems using
GNU make; for WinNT it is necessary to insert the stuff into some
project. However, things are set up to form a bigger library or DLL
and I would be happy to integrate small contributions from other
authors into my installation process: I would prefer to have only one
library to be installed for a lot of small items like this directory
iterator, the reference counted stuff of Beman/Greg, etc.

My concrete plans for future contributions to are mainly a bunch of
generally useful 'streambuf's (eg. 'nullbuf', 'teebuf', 'gzipbuf',
'printbuf', etc.). I have some implementation ready which only need
to be cleaned up. So if you have urgent interest in any of them just
mail me.

For problem reports, suggestions, add-ons, etc. to the ZIP file
attached to this mail, just mail me.


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