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From: Boris (boriss_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-31 17:07:18

On Sun, 31 Aug 2008 18:23:30 +0200, Ion Gaztañaga <igaztanaga_at_[hidden]>

> [...]-> main thread handle returned by CreateProcess in
> PROCESS_INFORMATION structure the must be closed and I can't find this
> in the code.

Changed (I've added a couple of CloseHandle() calls).

> -> child::wait function returns sporadic errors when multiple children
> are launched and waited. I changed the code from:
> do
> {
> ::GetExitCodeProcess(handle_, &code);
> ::Sleep(500);
> } while (code == STILL_ACTIVE);
> ::WaitForSingleObject(handle_, 0);
> ::CloseHandle(handle_);
> with
> ::WaitForSingleObject(handle_, INFINITE);
> ::GetExitCodeProcess(handle_, &code);
> ::CloseHandle(handle_);


> ->environment::set does not correctly overwrite existing variables):
> void set(const std::string &var, const std::string &value)
> {
> insert(value_type(var, value);
> }
> should be
> void set(const std::string &var, const std::string &value)
> {
> this->operator[](var) = value;
> }

No change required as in Boost.Process 0.3 environment is a typedef of
std::map<std::string, std::string>.

> -> Using named pipes has been problematic because it returns errors when
> launching multiple processes aggressively: Error 231 - All Pipes are
> Busy. This does not happen with anonymous pipes and I think it has some
> relationship with the guid code. By the way, I think a uuid library is
> too much to create a unique identifier to be shared with the child a
> simple atomic count would to the job in my opinion. That would reduce
> Boost.Process dependencies.

An atomic count might not be sufficient as it would be unique only per
process. As I used Boost.Uuid only for convenience though I'll replace it
with an atomic count plus a random number to drop the dependency.

> -> systembuf::close() should call sync() to push the last charaters into
> the pipe, othewise, characters are lost if the user does not flush the
> stream.

Changed (in postream::close()).

> -> I've changed the "stream_info::usefile" case in win32_start to
> support redirecting to files, changing "CREATE_NEW" parameter of
> CreateFileA with CREATE_ALWAYS.


> -> And now, the most important one ;-)
> Please, avoid tabs! Read boost development guidelines:

Will change it. :)


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