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From: Eyal Susser (eyal.susser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-11 07:39:21


I'm using your code along with the serialization lib from boost.
Together, they seem to be pretty powerful. I used to think I was a
decent programmer, but you boost guys...what can I say. Hats off.

On 5/8/05, Jonathan Turkanis <technews_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Eyal Susser wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Boost is a really neat idea, I wish I had less trouble using it (so
> > embarrasing...). Anyway, here's a streambuf class I wrote using
> > IOStream :
> <snip example>
> > But the ouput from cout is an empty string, although when debugging I
> > can see m_pBuffer being copied to.
> Hi,
> Thanks for using the Iostreams library.
> There are a few problems with you code:
> The first, which you couldn't be expected to know, is that write() now returns a
> streamsize value indicating how many characters were written.
> Second, the character type of iostreams::source is char, not unsigned char. If
> you want to use unsigned char, you can do:
> class CrIPCStreamOutput {
> public:
> typedef unsigned char char_type;
> typedef sink_tag io_category;
> /* ... */
> };
> But be warned that standard libraries may not let you instantiate a
> streambuf_facade with this char_type.
> Third, you should flush the stream_facade after writing to it, to make sure that
> buffered data has made its way to your sink.
> Fourth, the implementation of write is unsafe, since you don't check for
> overflow. Writing too many characters will lead to stack corruption.
> Finally, and most importantly, you declare the member variable m_pBuffer as a
> *reference* to a pointer. When you pass an instance of CrIPCStreamOutput to the
> streambuf_facade constructor, a copy is made, and you end up with a reference to
> a temporary pointer rather than the original pointer. Declaring m_pBuffer to
> have type char* fixes this.
> One last point is that if you want to define a stream which writes to a
> preexisting buffer, you can use an array_sink, defined in the header
> <boost/iostreams/device/array.hpp>:
> iostreams::stream_facade<iostreams::array_sink> out(buf, len);
> > Thanks.
> Jonathan
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