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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Process 0.5 released
From: Alexander Lamaison (awl03_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-08-24 17:27:25

Jeff Flinn <Jeffrey.Flinn_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On 8/23/2012 4:58 AM, Matus Chochlik wrote:
> I've struggled with just what a "child" entails as well. In our uses,
> a "child" instance may be a data member of a class. In trying to
> maintain process as a header only library, having the child hold a
> window's handle exposes windows.h too widely. I've thought the child
> could merely hold a pid (like posix), and the corresponding handle
> could be retrieved only when needed. I'm not sure yet if there are any
> issues with doing this in general on windows. This windows.h
> visibility is the motivation for the separate "monitor" type in my
> design. The monitor, typically being isolated to a few translation
> units as required, avoiding windows.h in any headers. There are both
> "monitor" and a "scoped_monitor" types.

Why is it necessary to Windows.h at all? Projects that don't want to
have a dependency on it usually just redeclare the API function (in this
case CreateProcess) and the necessary structs (PROCESS_INFORMATION?).


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