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From: Dylan Trotter (trotterdylan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-09 17:03:26

Stefan Seefeld wrote:
> Dylan Trotter wrote:
>>The more I think about this problem, the more I think it's about stream
>>buffers instead of the actual streams.
> Ok, that seems to make sense for your use case, but then it's completely
> unrelated to file management, and shouldn't even be part of boost::filesystem
> (but rather boost::iostream).

You're absolutely right about that. I wasn't suggesting what library it
should belong to. Regardless, though, the temporary file facilities
should be organized together and not strung out over a number of
different libraries.

> Files and streams are completely orthogonal concepts and should be treated
> that way. Temporaries are no exception.

It sounds like you have a good idea of the concepts involved, perhaps
you could enlighten me as to their nature.


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