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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] temp_directory_path() behavior on Windows
From: Domagoj Saric (domagoj.saric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-02-04 09:04:22

On 4.2.2015. 15:00, Niall Douglas wrote:
> On 4 Feb 2015 at 14:44, Domagoj Saric wrote:
>> On 4.2.2015. 1:32, Niall Douglas wrote:
>>> I think it's faster to iterate all ten in that order actually. The
>>> big problem with caching results is that if your temp drive is on a
>>> network share, it can come and go over the lifetime of your process.
>> Is there actually 'anyone out there' that does this? Isn't a temporary on a
>> network/removable drive kind of oxymoronic?
> Not at all. Think about thin clients which have virtually no local
> storage, and exclusively boot from the network. They're very common
> in everything from schools to government.

Doesn't a loss of connection to the network/removable drive necessarily mean
that the whole system goes down (so handling temps in that situation is kind of

Domagoj Saric
Software Architect

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