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Section: 31.5.3 [fpos] Status: NAD Submitter: Beman Dawes Opened: 2006-04-12 Last modified: 2016-01-28
Priority: Not Prioritized
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There are two deficiencies related to file sizes:
The Dinkumware implementation of the Standard Library as shipped with the Microsoft compiler copes with these issues by:
fpos_t seekpos() const;
Because there are so many types relating to file positions and offsets (fpos_t, fpos, pos_type, off_type, streamoff, streamsize, streampos, wstreampos, and perhaps more), it is difficult to know if the Dinkumware extensions are sufficient. But they seem a useful starting place for discussions, and they do represent existing practice.
[ Kona (2007): We need a paper. It would be nice if someone proposed clarifications to the definitions of pos_type and off_type. Currently these definitions are horrible. Proposed Disposition: Open ]
[ 2009-07 Frankfurt ]
This is the subject of paper N2926.
If we choose to take any action, we will move the paper, so the issue can be closed.
Move to NAD.