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Subject: Re: [boost] [compond_file_binary] Gauging interest in a possible library submission.
From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-05 08:27:10

> 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.
> Additional information can be found here:
> Article on the Wikipedia:
> Benefits of Compound Files:
> us/library/windows/desktop/aa378938(v=vs.85).aspx
> [MS-CFB] Open specification for compound files:

I'm interested.

Does your library share the property with the MS compound file
implementation that it guarantees fail safety and data consistency even
under power loss scenarios?

Regards Hartmut

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