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From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-09 17:15:34

Dylan Trotter wrote:
> 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.

You seem to want a temporary stream (i.e. as you say, something to write
into and read from). Does it really matter (for you) whether that is
implemented by means of a file ? If so, what observable behavior should
it have that makes it file-like ?

The subject, however, suggests a temporary file, i.e. an entity in
a file system. That, too, is important, as a number of people have

I don't see much relationship between them, in particular on an API
level. Why would you lump them together ?


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