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Old 08-21-2003, 05:23 AM   #1
n99joker
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Transparent access to file system


I'm making a file browser for Linux, but what library should I use to get transparent access to the file system.

I won't use Qt (or similar) in the core, because I want high performance and clean code - an independent core.

I have planed to use C++, and would like to make a seperate core for the main function, and then later add a Qt GUI.

I've looked at "The GNU C Library" and it has a file system interface - but "GNU C++ Standard Library" doesn't!

- Can I use "The GNU C Library" in my C++ code (with the GNU C++ Standard Library)?
- What alternatives do I have for a file system interface?
- I've tried to get some documentation for the VFS in the Linux kernel, but it seems difficult and there are no examples?
- What about boost.org - do you have any experience with this library?
 
Old 08-21-2003, 10:16 AM   #2
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why don't you help out on nautalis instead of making your own file browser? or are you going to make one better than nautalis?
 
Old 08-21-2003, 10:50 AM   #3
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Of course you can use the C library in C++. That the BIG plus of C; you can call C functions in any decent language It might be a bit involved in some languages, but from C++ it is almost trivial. Just tell the C++ compiler it has C linkage. The glibc headers take care of this.

Note that the C libraries provide (almost) the same interface as the kernels system calls. It is very simple, so there is no need to complicate things with complicated wrappers.
 
  


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