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Subject: Re: [boost] [iostreams]mapped_file bug on Win32?
From: eg (egoots_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-22 13:42:22

On 2/22/2010 10:28 AM, Nelson, Erik - 2 wrote:
> eg wrote:
>> "If the function fails, the return value is INVALID_SET_FILE_POINTER.
> To get extended error information, call GetLastError."
>> if ( dwPtrLow == INVALID_SET_FILE_POINTER&& GetLastError() != NO_ERROR
> )
> It seems to me that the GetLastError() call as part of the test only
> makes room for problems... The error test is *defined* as
> And the GetLastError() should be called only if an error is detected.
> In fact, if this test had been just the test against
> INVALID_SET_FILE_POINTER, the code would have worked correctly even
> without the SetLastError() clearing the error code.

You may be right as I don't see evidence in the docs of a concreted
error case which contradicts this.

However, I am just a little worried about the statement in the docs
which say "If an error has occurred, the return value of SetFilePointer
is INVALID_SET_FILE_POINTER and GetLastError returns a value other than

Perhaps this is just a case of fuzzy documentation, or I am reading too
much into the "...and GetLastError returns a value other than NO_ERROR".

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