FBB::IOStreambuf(3bobcat) Error handler FBB::IOStreambuf(3bobcat)
FBB::IOStreambuf - streambuf allowing input and output operations
Linking option: -lbobcat
This class implements a specialization of the std::streambuf class, allowing input operations from and output operations to different
files. It is intended to be used in combination with FBB::IOStream, thus allowing all stream-based input and output operations using the
same object without the need to use seek-operations. Using an FBB::IOStream object it is, e.g., possible to construct two-way communica-
tions using pipes, much like the facilities offered by sockets.
If the streams that will be associated with the IOStreambuf object support seeking, then the IOStreambuf will do so to. Seeking might also
be availble for a single stream (either the std::istream or the std::ostream).
When the IOStreambuf object goes out of scope, its associated std::ostream object is flushed.
All constructors, members, operators and manipulators, mentioned in this man-page, are defined in the namespace FBB.
The default constructor results in a IOStreambuf object that cannot be immediately used. Its member open() must be called first.
o IOStreambuf(std::istream &in, std::ostream &out):
This constructor associates the IOStreambuf object with a std::istream and a std::ostream. All output operations will be passed on
to the std::ostream, all input operations to the std::istream. The streams passed to IOStreambuf() should outlive the IOStreambuf
object. De copy constructor is available as well.
All members of std::streambuf are available, as FBB::IOStreambuf inherits from these classes.
o void open(std::istream &in, std::ostream &out):
This member (re)associates the IOStreambuf object with a std::istream and a std::ostream. All output operations will be passed on to
the std::ostream, all input operations to the std::istream. The streams passed to IOStreambuf() should outlive the IOStreambuf
object. If this member is called for an IOStreambuf object already associated with an std::ostream object, the already associated
std::ostream object is flushed before setting up the new association.
VIRTUAL PROTECTED MEMBER FUNCTIONS
The following std::streambuf member functions should only be called when the FBB::Streambuf object is associated with std::istream and
std::ostream objects (i.e., they should not be called between the construction of a default FBB:IOStreambuf object and a subsequent call of
The members listed in this section implement the tasks of comparably named virtual function in the class's private interface. This sepa-
rates the redefinable interface from the user-interface. The class IOStreamBuf can, in accordance with Liskov's Substitution Principle, be
used as a std:streambuf; but it also offers facilities for classes deriving from IOStreamBuf. These facilities are listed here.
o pos_type pSeekoff(off_type offset, std::ios::seekdir way, std::ios::openmode mode = std::ios::in | std::ios::out):
With seekable streams, repositions the associated std::istream or std::ostream is repositioned to offset offset, relative to way.
o pos_type pSeekpos(off_type offset, std::ios::openmode mode = std::ios::in | std::ios::out):
With seekable streams, repositions the associated std::istream or std::ostream is repositioned to offset offset, relative to the
beginning of the stream.
o int pSync():
This member flushes the associated std::ostream object.
o std::streamsize pXsputn(char const *buffer, std::streamsize n):
This member inserts n characters from buffer into the associated std::ostream stream.
See the example provided with process(3bobcat).
bobcat/iostreambuf - defines the class interface
bobcat(7), iostream(3bobcat), process(3bobcat)
o bobcat_3.01.00-x.dsc: detached signature;
o bobcat_3.01.00-x.tar.gz: source archive;
o bobcat_3.01.00-x_i386.changes: change log;
o libbobcat1_3.01.00-x_*.deb: debian package holding the libraries;
o libbobcat1-dev_3.01.00-x_*.deb: debian package holding the libraries, headers and manual pages;
o http://sourceforge.net/projects/bobcat: public archive location;
Bobcat is an acronym of `Brokken's Own Base Classes And Templates'.
This is free software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Frank B. Brokken (firstname.lastname@example.org).
libbobcat1-dev_3.01.00-x.tar.gz 2005-2012 FBB::IOStreambuf(3bobcat)