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From: Larry Evans (jcampbell3_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-11 21:26:34

Jonathan D. Turkanis wrote:
> I've thought a little
> more about composition, and I think I see what your getting at. Composing
> streambufs is easy if the conversion facilities you want to use are
> expressed as codecvts. A wrapper around the code I posted could be used to
> generate streambufs like so:
> template<typename Codecvt, typename SrcOrSink>
> struct compose { }; // Derives from basic_streambuf<.., ..>
> You could then chain this operation: compose<Compress, compose<Escape,
> compose<Decrypt, File> > >. But the interface of std::codevt is complicated
> by the need to make the member functions const and pass the state as an

The code in files/col_io/ shows another way.
The fwd_ostreambuf simply implements a linked list of streambuf*
each of which forwards the streambuf::overflow arg to the next
link in the chain.

The marg_ostreambuf in that zip file prototypes a simplification of
the marg_ostreambuf in the

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