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3570. basic_osyncstream::emit should be an unformatted output function

Section: [syncstream.osyncstream.members] Status: WP Submitter: Tim Song Opened: 2021-06-19 Last modified: 2021-10-17

Priority: Not Prioritized

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basic_osyncstream::emit seems rather similar to basic_ostream::flush — both are "flushing" operations that forward to member functions of the streambuf and set badbit if those functions fail. But the former isn't currently specified as an unformatted output function, so it a) doesn't construct or check a sentry and b) doesn't set badbit if emit exits via an exception. At least the latter appears to be clearly desirable — a streambuf operation that throws ordinarily results in badbit being set.

The reference implementation in P0053R7 constructs a sentry and only calls emit on the streambuf if the sentry converts to true, so this seems to be an accidental omission in the wording.

[2021-06-23; Reflector poll]

Set status to Tentatively Ready after five votes in favour during reflector poll.

[2021-10-14 Approved at October 2021 virtual plenary. Status changed: Voting → WP.]

Proposed resolution:

This wording is relative to N4885.

  1. Modify [syncstream.osyncstream.members] as indicated:

    void emit();

    -1- Effects: Behaves as an unformatted output function ( [ostream.unformatted]). After constructing a sentry object, cCalls sb.emit(). If that call returns false, calls setstate(ios_base::badbit).