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From: Neal D. Becker (ndbecker2_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-04-07 10:41:54

Giovanni Bajo wrote:

> Fredrik Blomqvist wrote:
>> This was interesting, any chance of making this a separate, free
>> standing boost.component?
> If there is interest, we can probably ask a review for it. Given the tight
> review schedule, it might take a while.
>> Memory mapped file access have been briefly discussed before and a
>> posix/windows implementation of mem-mapped files by Craig Henderson
>> has been in the sandbox for quite some time.
> spirit::file_iterator has different implementations (through a policy),
> and works on posix/windows, using memory mapped files when available.
> Plus, there is a freestand version (std::fopen and friends). It uses
> Boost.IteratorAdaptor (new version).

I'm looking at your spirit::file_iterator impl. Looks pretty cool.

One question. Why do failures, such as failure to open mmap posix file,
return instead of throw?

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