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Subject: Re: [boost] [Interprocess] Named pipe interface proposal
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-11 09:50:45

On 8/10/2013 8:59 PM, Rob Stewart wrote:
> On Aug 10, 2013, at 8:25 AM, Edward Diener <eldiener_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On 8/9/2013 9:45 PM, Geoff Shannon wrote:
>>> Particularly, I'm interested in ideas for an appropriate replacement for using char *'s as the data buffers for reading and writing.
>> std::vector<TYPE> is the C++ way of specifying arrays.
> If you do that, don't use resize() and size(). Use reserve() and capacity(), and don't forget to push_back() one element to make &v[0] valid.

I do not follow this. Especially the bit about pushing back an element.
Vectors can be empty as I am sure you know and there are still valid.

> Having said all that, it really should be wrapped in a buffer class to prevent mistakes. Perhaps that has the makings of a useful Boost addition in its own right.

Do you actually do this in your programming ? To "prevent mistakes" ?

> There's also std::array and boost::array.

Sure, but why not use the normal C++ construct.

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