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From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 1998-11-11 11:52:12


Got it! Looks like you have been doing a lot of work!

Boost also has a random number generator class about ready to go, so
looks like we are starting to make some progress.


At 03:03 PM 11/11/98 +0100, Kühl, Dietmar wrote:

>it took [much] longer than I planned but finally I was able to
>a first version of my 'dir_it' class for access to directories.
>it is not yet completely implemented (support for some file
>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
>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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