2622. [filesys.ts] [PDTS] directory_iterator underspecified

Section: 99 [filesys.ts::directory_iterator.members] Status: TS Submitter: CH-13 Opened: 2014-01-20 Last modified: 2017-07-30

Priority: Not Prioritized

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Addresses: filesys.ts

The behaviour of increment is underspecified: What happens if the implementation detects an endless loop (e.g. caused by links)? What happens with automounting and possible race conditions?

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Suggested action:

Specify the required behaviour in these cases.

[2014-02-13 LWG/SG-3 Issaquah: STL will provide wording for next meeting for the endless loop case. The other cases are covered by existing wording in the front matter.]

[17 Jun 2014 At the request of the LWG, Beman provides wording for a note.]

Proposed resolution:

In 14 Class recursive_directory_iterator [class.rec.dir.itr], add:

[Note: If the directory structure being iterated over contains cycles then the end iterator may be unreachable. --end note]