Subject: Re: [boost] [compond_file_binary] Gauging interest in a possible library submission.
From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-05 08:49:48
> > 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:
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compound_File_Binary_Format
> > Benefits of Compound Files:
> > http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-
> > us/library/windows/desktop/aa378938(v=vs.85).aspx
> > [MS-CFB] Open specification for compound files:
> > http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd942138.aspx
> 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?
More generally, does your library support the properties of the MS compound
storage implementation as described here: