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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] truncate() function?
From: Jonathan Franklin (franklin.jonathan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-15 00:36:30

On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 8:59 PM, Gottlob Frege <gottlobfrege_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> It may be beyond the scope of Boost.Filesystem, but I'd really prefer
> C++ exceptions to be thrown instead of SIG faults.  Particularly if
> I'm trying to write x-platform code, which might very well be the
> reason I'm using Boost.Filesystem instead of direct OS calls in the
> first place.

I'm pretty sure that the C and C++ lib calls that write to a file will
result in your app being terminated as a result of the signal in
question when the file being written exceeds the max size.

It's been a *long* time since I've written any posix signal handlers,
but I think you're going to run into control flow problems if you try
to convert this signal to a c++ exception. <cue expert commentary


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