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From: John Torjo (john.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-07 00:41:25

Carlo Wood wrote:
>>While having streambuf_facade is DEFINITELY a good idea, I think you
>>should have an "Advanced" section, where you talk about the streambufs.
>>The rest of us are quite happy with having and using stream_facade.
> I get the impression that most of the reviewers have
> an objection against the uses of streams. The consensus seems
> to be that the library should restrict itself to a (binary)

Why binary? I could see lots of uses for text as well.
My favorite is:
write a text that is to be formatted by columns.
Every time you write a tab, you go to next column.
At the sink' construction, specify how many spaces each column has, and
when you receive a tab, fill the rest of the column with spaces.

> streambuf interface. Almost everyone has complained one way
> or the other about the mixup of streams versus streambufs.

Jonathan already answered it.


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