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From Stas Bekman <s...@stason.org>
Subject Re: missing a method to access file descriptor
Date Fri, 30 Nov 2001 16:53:25 GMT
Ryan Bloom wrote:

> On Friday 30 November 2001 01:12 am, Stas Bekman wrote:
> 
>>I'm implementing a PerlIO::APR layer to transparently work with
>>apr_file_t * from Perl. I must implement Perl_fileno() which returns a
>>file descriptor (int on unix or its alternatives) which can be then fed
>>into fstat(2) on unix or the alt function on other platforms.
>>
>>Currently APR doesn't expose filedesc struct member, I suppose mostly
>>due to the fact that not all supported platforms use the same form of
>>filedesc. I see that os2 and win are different from netware and unix.
>>
>>Is it possible to expose something like apr_fileno which will return its
>>appropriate filehandle/fd?


Thanks Jeff and Ryan, I didn't know about this function. I was sure that 
apr_file_io.h specifies all the file manipulation functions 
(+apr_file_info.h).


> Use apr_os_file_get.  


Thanks Jeff and Ryan, I didn't know about this function. I was sure that 
apr_file_io.h specifies all the file manipulation functions 
(+apr_file_info.h).

> This will work on Unix, but Windows and OS/2 will
> return to OS specific handle.  For those, you will need OS specific code
> to convert it to a filedes.


so there was no need to have this implemented in APR so far, but APR 
could benefit from having such a function, right?

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