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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Process 0.5: Another update/potential candidate for an official library
From: Alexander Lamaison (awl03_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-11-15 06:53:45

Rob Stewart <robertstewart_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Nov 14, 2012, at 7:09 PM, "Boris Schaeling" <boris_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> To wait asynchronously on POSIX I use boost::asio::signal_set to
>> register a signal handler for SIGCHLD. This is a global setting and
>> must be done before a child process is created (actually exits). To
>> wait asynchronously on Windows I use
>> boost::asio::windows::object_handle to wait on a child process
>> handle. This is a per-child setting and can only be done after the
>> child process has been created (as only then we have the handle to
>> wait on). For a cross-platform solution we would need to merge these
>> two concepts somehow: A global setting before child processes are
>> created on POSIX and a per-child setting after child processes are
>> created on Windows. Here POSIX and Windows are unfortunately totally
>> different.
> How about a global setting and then have the child class, on Windows,
> inspect that setting to decide whether to add the per-child wait?

I was also going to suggest something like this. Yes, it is a
lowest-common-denominator solution but that's the price you pay for


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