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Subject: Re: [boost] [Interprocess] Named pipe interface proposal
From: Geoff Shannon (geoffpshannon_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-17 21:49:15

On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 6:45 PM, Geoff Shannon <geoffpshannon_at_[hidden]>wrote:

> I emailed the list a while ago that I was starting to work on a named pipe
> implementation for potential inclusion in the Boost.Interprocess library,
> and now I finally have some concrete evidence of progress. I've come up
> with a header file for my proposed interface and I would really appreciate
> any and all feedback on it.
> Particularly, I'm interested in ideas for an appropriate replacement for
> using char *'s as the data buffers for reading and writing.
> As a point of interest this interface is meant to be extremely simple. I
> don't intend to initially support ANYTHING except for basic creation and
> reading and writing.
> Thanks!
> -- Geoff
> Nothing is ever easy.

Hey all,

So I'm officially finished with my independent study on named pipes, and I
thought I'd post and let you all know that a working implementation
exists. It's ugly, primitive and lacking most of the features one would
actually want to use, but it exists :)

The source is on github <>.

After I get back from a week-long camping trip, I'll be starting to work on
reimplementing this as part of Boost.ASIO, which will be a much more useful
end product I think.

Thanks for the feedback and suggestions!


Nothing is ever easy.

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