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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 9455] New: File.isBinaryMode and more

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           Summary: File.isBinaryMode and more
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: Phobos
        AssignedTo: nobody puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: bearophile_hugs eml.cc


--- Comment #0 from bearophile_hugs eml.cc 2013-02-05 17:04:53 PST ---
Some functions I write take a File reference and write some binary data on it.
So in their pre-condition I'd like to assert the File to be not just open, but
also opened in binary mode. I think currently there is no handy way to know if
a std.stdio.File is opened in binary or text mode (or in write or read mode).

After a short discussion on IRC #D with jA_cOp, I think a way to implement this
feature is:
- Add isBinaryMode/isWriteable/isReadable properties to File, and implement
them as light wrappers around platform-specific functions that get that
information.
- in most cases a std.stdio.File is created with a file name and a mode string,
while the usage of std.stdio.File.wrapFile() is uncommon. So on systems where
those platform-specific functions are not available a workaround is to keep
this mode string given to the File.__ctor.

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Kevin L <kevin.lamonte gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Kevin L <kevin.lamonte gmail.com> 2013-07-09 11:38:23 PDT
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(In reply to comment #0)
 - Add isBinaryMode/isWriteable/isReadable properties to File, and implement
 them as light wrappers around platform-specific functions that get that
 information.

I vote that there be five new functions: * isReadable(inout(C)[] path) (or perhaps canRead()): for files, a std.stdio.open(..., "r") will succeed; for directories, std.file.dirEntries() will succeed. * isWriteable(inout(C)[] path) (or perhaps canWrite()): for files, a std.stdio.open(..., "w") will succeed; for directories, creating a new file in the directory will succeed (excluding things like no space on device). Open question if this function should detect write-only media and return false if so. * isExecutable(inout(C)[] path) (or perhaps canExecute()): for files, exec()/fork()/popen()/etc. (and wrappers) will succeed; always false for directories. * isTraversable(inout(C)[] path): always false for files; for directories, a chdir() will succeed OR a file in the directory can be stat()d. (This is the traditional POSIX view of execute bit on a directory.) * std.stdio.File.isBinary(): returns true if the file was opened with "rb" or "wb". -- Configure issuemail: http://d.puremagic.com/issues/userprefs.cgi?tab=email ------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
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