[phobos] Removing std.stdio.File.popen()

David Simcha dsimcha at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 09:59:02 PDT 2010

...not to mention that on 32-bit standard C FILE*s are 32-bit and do weird
things when you get over the 2GB mark.  IMHO this is by far the biggest
problem with them.  Any mature I/O API must not be subject to such arbitrary
limitations provided that the underlying platform isn't subject to them.

On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 12:53 PM, Shin Fujishiro <rsinfu at gmail.com> wrote:

> Lars Tandle Kyllingstad <lars at kyllingen.net> wrote:
> > 2. Steve and I have been working on a new version of std.process, which
> > will at some point, hopefully, obviate the need for popen().  See
> > pipeProcess() here:
> >
> >   http://www.kyllingen.net/code/ltk/doc/process.html
> I'm looking forward to seeing the result! :-)
> > The POSIX implementation is more or less complete, but its inclusion in
> > Phobos is currently being blocked by bug 3979.  Also, Steve has run into
> > some very tricky issues with pipes on Windows, fundamentally caused by
> > D's dependence on the DMC runtime.  I don't know how (or if) that is
> > working out.
> Will the new std.process use C stdio?
> I think dependency to FILE* should be minimized, as C stdio has several
> issues (wide oriented streams, poor bidirectional buffering, etc...).
> IMHO using FILE* just for the sake of buffering is not a very good idea.
> Shin
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