Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] truncate() function?
From: Gottlob Frege (gottlobfrege_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-15 08:48:30
On 10/15/09, OvermindDL1 <overminddl1_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 10:36 PM, Jonathan Franklin
> <franklin.jonathan_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 8:59 PM, Gottlob Frege <gottlobfrege_at_[hidden]>
>>> 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
> Actually you could probably just set a global volatile boolean, and
> return from the signal handler as normal. Then test for that boolean
> in the wrapper code, if true then set to false then throw the
> exception, else return.
Unfortunately, that is not threadsafe. But I do think it is doable.
Just probably beyond Boost.Filesystem. Maybe a separate library.
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