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Subject: Re: [boost] Patch to make code_converter flushable
From: Jim Bell (Jim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-09 19:21:49

On 1:59 PM, Eddie Carle wrote:
> On Thu, 03 Feb 2011 17:35:56 -0700, Eddie Carle wrote:
>> I've attached a little patch that makes iostreams::code_converter
>> flushable. It seems like it really should be. Is there any chance
>> someone could look at this? I've included some test code as well that
>> outputs the following.
> Is anyone actually interested in this? I've been working on moving the
> fastcgi++ library over to boost iostreams but unless this patch is
> applied I cannot actually do so. One cannot derive from
> iostreams::code_converter to make it flushable because the necessary
> components are private and not protected.
> Is there any chance whatsoever of getting this patch applied or am I
> just wasting my time?

It sounds interesting to me.

Start with a Trac ticket <>. (I
searched for code_converter in iostreams tickets but didn't see this.)
Set all the fields carefully, including Milestone and Version, and add
yourself to the Cc.

And (if you haven't already) adapt your test code so it fits with other
tests in libs/iostreams/test.

But don't stop there. Get in touch with the author (see
libs/maintainers.txt in your boost distribution), and propose it to him.
If his e-mail is out of date, maybe someone on this list could help find
him. It's all up to the maintainer. Pitch it to him as requiring very
little of his time. It appears he hasn't been around for a while, based
on posts to this list.

Hope that helps.


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