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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] scoped_file feature request?
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-10-12 08:13:40

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 2:11 PM, Stewart, Robert <Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> It is enough to have a function that creates a zero-length, temporary file and returns its pathname.  That probably fits better with Filesystem's design anyway.  Such a function would have to implement a loop that calls unique_path(), tries to create a file with that pathname, and repeats some number of times until the creation succeeds.  Then, it would close the file and return the pathname.  That code is non-trivial and would be a helpful addition.

That doesn't seem right either. It shouldn't be necessary to close and
reopen the file.


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