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From "David Reid" <dr...@jetnet.co.uk>
Subject Re: [time to move on I guess] APR_TMP_DIRECTORY
Date Thu, 19 Dec 2002 09:32:51 GMT
Yeah nice thought but it's been vetoed by quite a few folks. You do read the
same list I do don't you? :)

david

----- Original Message -----
From: "Branko ─îibej" <brane@xbc.nu>
To: "David Reid" <dreid@jetnet.co.uk>; "APR Dev List" <dev@apr.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 1:19 AM
Subject: Re: [time to move on I guess] APR_TMP_DIRECTORY


> David Reid wrote:
>
> >Actually my memory is that we don't any form of agreement on how this
should
> >be implemented or even what problem the discussion was trying to solve -
> >that's why I haven't written anything yet. I was all set to write the
code
> >but the discussion and feeling expressed mean I won't now.
> >
> >It'll be nice if we ever do it as it means that apache might build on
beos
> >again :)
> >
> >
>
> O.K., let's restate what we want:
>
> 1) A function that creates and opens a temporary file, accepting a
> template name.
>
>     We have that, it's called apr_file_mktemp.
>
> 2) A function that gives us the name of a directory where temporary
> files may be created; this name would be used to create template names
> for apr_file_mktemp.
>
>     We don't have that, but need it. Applying the keep-it-simple
>     principle, the definitiona would be
>
>     const char *apr_filepath_temp_dir_get (apr_pool_t *pool);
>
>     The implementation should use any system-specific APIs and/or
>     conventions to find a directory that a) is customarily used for
>     creating temporary files, and b) is writable by the current process.
>     We /may/ want to qualify if the temp dir should be such that files
>     in it survive a reboot or not.
>
>
> 3) [I'm not sure we need this, but I'm adding it for completeness] A
> function that creates a temporary directory, accepting a template name.
>
>     This would be symmetric to apr_file_mktemp:
>
>     apr_status_t apr_dir_mktemp (const char **real_name,
>                                  const char *templ,
>                                  apr_int32_t flags,
>                                  apr_pool_t *pool);
>
>
>     It would use the same method as apr_file_mktemp to create a unique
>     name, then create the directory and return that name. Unlike
>     apr_file_mktemp, it would not automaticlaly remove the directory, of
>     course. The caller must still use apr_filepath_temp_dir_get to
>     create the template for a name that's within the temporary directory.
>
>
> There. The implementation is an exercise for the reader. I volunteer to
> write the Windows-specific apr_filepath_temp_dir_get when the time comes.
>
> --
> Brane ─îibej   <brane@xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
>
>


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