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Subject: Re: [boost] [compond_file_binary] Gauging interest in a possible library submission.
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-11-30 11:44:05

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 6:15 PM, á ÷ <tarmik_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Hi, all.
> Is there any interest in a cross-platform C++ library which allows to
> create/read/write binary compound files?
> Briefly, compound file is filesystem for storing files and directories
> within a single file on a disk. Initially compound file format is
> developed by Microsoft and now is the part of Microsoft's Open
> Specifications Documentation. Compound files are used across various
> platforms and applications, and not restricted by some specific domain. In
> general, any application can store information in such a way. I've found
> on the Internet interest in such library and decided to implement it.

Does it provide any benefits compared to mounting a loop device and
working with it through traditional file system interfaces? It seems
odd to have a library duplicating file system operations.

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