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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Process 0.5: Another update/potential candidate for an official library
From: Boris Schaeling (boris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-11-13 14:14:30

On Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:30:25 +0100, Klaim - Joël Lamotte
<mjklaim_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Quick questions after having read the doc:
> 1. Does error handling works with processes we launch and don't wait for
> too? I assume yes.


> 2. I remember pointing before that in this example:
> execute(
> run_exe("test.exe"),
> set_cmd_line("test --foo /bar"));
> There is repetition of the executable name. I suggested allowing to
> set_cmd_line() without run_exe(). Did you implement this possibility?

No. But I agree with you that it would be nice to have. I had to draw a
line somewhere though if we ever want to get a process management library
into Boost. (But drop me a mail if you like to contribute a function which
can parse the executable name and ideally considers quotes, blanks and
escape characters. :)

> 3."On Windows a relative path is relative to the work directory of the
> parent process. On POSIX a relative path is relative to the work
> directory
> set with start_in_dir as the directory is changed before the program
> starts."
> Does this means that using start_in_dir on Windows have no effect?

start_in_dir() works on all platforms. It's just that on POSIX this

execve("../foo", ...);

If the path to the executable is a relative one, it's relative to the new
work directory as the directory is changed before execve() is called.

Does the hint in the docs make sense now? Or I should rewrite it to make
it clearer?

Thanks for your feedback,

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