[Win32utils-devel] Reworking win32-mmap for the pure Ruby version
djberg96 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 4 13:40:02 EDT 2006
I was looking at win32-mmap today. I thought it might be worth it to
rewrite this one as pure Ruby. In the process, I decided I don't really
like the current API very much. Just feels too clunky and not very
friendly. I think we followed Win32::MMF too closely.
Anyway, I have a very preliminary version in CVS that I was hoping folks
could take a look at and comment on.
Just a few comments on why I changed some things:
* I thought that OpenFileMapping should have its own method, i.e.
MMap.open if you want to open an existing mapping, MMap.new if you want
to create a new mapping. This felt conceptually cleaner than a "reuse"
option, and helped reduce code clutter in the initialize method.
* I ditched the hash style interface in favor of a block style "yield
self". I just don't feel like handling (validating, etc) hash keys any
* I wanted the ability to explicitly close and flush a file mapping, so
I added MMap#close and MMap#flush.
Please note that this is a very alpha first attempt. Note the lack of a
Semaphore for the mapping, for example. I want to think about that some
Any and all comments are welcome. Note that you'll need the latest
windows-pr from CVS to make this work as-is.
PS - Happy 4th of July!
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