Re: GVfs status report

Yevgen Muntyan wrote:
My impression is that ideally on Windows you use the native
windows-looking file API, and that the file-descriptor-using API is
some kind of weird emulation hack. But I could not comment
intelligently on the details.
I assume so. Its part of the libc runtime on windows. However, the
question is, apart from one layer less, what are the other advantages?
Pygtk is currently unable to use GIOChannel because both Glib and
Python use file descriptor API, but different C runtime libraries.

The issue is that file descriptors shouldn't be passed from a dll / exe using one C runtime to another using a different C runtime -- or if they are, they must be used only with functions from the appropriate C runtime. Use of file descriptors within a single dll is generally not a problem.

The native win32 calls (CreateFile and others) probably has advantages, but I can't say whether a separate implementation would be desirable.



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