Subject: Re: [boost] File Handle and FILE* wrappers?
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-11-26 15:57:06
On Wednesday 26 November 2014 20:10:31 Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 9:10 AM, Olaf van der Spek <ml_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 1:47 PM, Sylvester-Bradley, Gareth
> > <Gareth.Sylvester-Bradley_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >>> shared_ptr/unique_ptr work fine for me with FILE*, one only has to
> >>> write a deleter. A dedicated class would be needed for POSIX file
> >>> descriptors though.
> >> Peter Sommerlad and Andrew L. Sandoval's unique_resource RAII proposal
> >> uses both FILE* and POSIX file descriptors as examples. I think this is
> >> the latest revision:
> >> http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2014/n4189.pdf
> > It does solve the RAII part but it doesn't provide a standard
> > interface for native IO.
> Not many responses...
> Does noone use native IO?
I do, from time to time. But I always found RAII wrappers sufficient and used
the native API to work with file descriptors. I usually need something low-
level or non-portable anyway when I do this.
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