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Subject: Re: [boost] [process] Arguments and Context concepts
From: Jeff Flinn (TriumphSprint2000_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-23 10:29:55

Boris Schaeling wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Jan 2011 08:21:56 +0100, vicente.botet
> <vicente.botet_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> [...]
>>> Well, you might not have access to the source code for example and can't
>>> make the child process change the working directory.
>> This is too specific to be included in a Process library.
> I find this a very subjective argument. If we leave everything out
> someone finds too specific there is probably nothing left. :-)

A more tangible argument is that the working directory must be set to
the location of the to-be-exec'd executable for Mac OSX to properly
launch a child process. It would be difficult to have the calling
application change the directory and change it back as currently the
posix fork/exec paradigm is not synchronous.


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