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Subject: Re: [boost] [afio] Formal review of Boost.AFIO
From: Giovanni Piero Deretta (gpderetta_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-08-31 15:24:13

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 6:47 PM, Vladimir Prus <vladimir.prus_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 31-Aug-15 7:33 PM, Niall Douglas wrote:
>> AFIO combined with anything not speaking AFIO is not supported, nor
>> will be. You will probably find this unreasonable and not useful, but
>> such are the differences between the platforms in file system any
>> additional abstraction is not practically useful.
> Sorry, are you saying that AFIO cannot work if other programs are touching
> the same files/directories? How that is potentially useful? If I control
> all parties that write to a particular tree, I can use either
> boost.interprocess,
> or boost.thread, to avoid all and every conflict at the filesystem locking.

that's very troubling. Neal, can you clarify what are the guarantees?
Is it just file locking that is unreliable or what else?

-- gpd

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