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From: Marcus Lindblom (macke_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-06-20 03:32:01

Steven Siloti wrote:
> Streaming I/O could be done with iterators. Conceptually streams can be
> thought of as simply being specialized iterators with different syntax.
> For example, a socket class would present a pair of iterators, one Input
> Iterator and one Output Iterator (or maybe just a single Forward
> Iterator?). They would be theoretically never-ending but the Input
> Iterator would end up equal to some end iterator when the socket has
> been closed and there is no further data available.
Short question: Wouldn't you need to handle block transfers with some
"regular" function anyway , since you do not want to fetch each byte via
an iterator dereference? Or do you assume buffering, etc within the


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