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From: eg (egoots_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-23 17:07:37

Frank Birbacher wrote:
> Hi!
> I have had a hard time trying to figure out why my windows port of a
> file transfer program would not write anything to its files. I'm using
> boost svn, msvc 8 express, platform sdk from msvc 2003, and windows xp
> (SP2).
> I discovered that the file_descriptor device of the IOStreams library
> does not check for SetFilePointer failure as Microsoft recommands. This
> led to always throwing bad_seek. But the write function on the
> std::ostream& does neither return with the failbit set nor does it
> propagate the exception.
> Anyway the attached patch on the boost svn should fix this problem. I
> added a second check for failure as the MSDN (
> ,
> see "Return Value") suggests. It works for me. Here is where I started:

This looks similar to:

If so, perhaps you can attach you patch to this bug.

Is the second part of your patch related to the following bug entry?

The bigger concern is that nobody seems to be doing any maintenance work
on iostreams... (at least it seems that way to me).

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