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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] temp_directory_path() behavior on Windows
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-02-04 10:10:21

On 4 Feb 2015 at 15:04, Domagoj Saric wrote:

> >> 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
> moot)..?

That's not really a call for library code to make. We simply have to
try our best to be resilient to whatever weirdnesses client code puts
us in.


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