I haven't had much time to go over it but it looks like it's definitely in 
the right direction. I've wanted to see something like this in PHP for a while.
Any chance you can write a small readme file or add some explanations to 
the .h file to give people like me a small overview of the abstraction so 
that it will be easier to start diving into the code?



At 06:24 PM 4/17/2001 +0100, Wez Furlong wrote:
>On 2001-04-17 17:20:34, "Zeev Suraski" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > How did you implement it?  The main problem with doing this until now was
> > that under Windows, it's pretty much impossible to get a FILE* from a
> > socket.  The right way to implement it would most probably be implementing
> > something similar to C++'s virtual classes, so I'm wondering whether you
> > did it that way...
>It's in CVS now - take a look at main/php_streams.h.
>It's a bit like implementing our own set of stdio functions and using 
>those rather than the ANSI ones; these call down into the ANSI stdio or 
>fds/sockets (or SSL sockets eventually) as appropriate.
>Casting into a FILE* just makes use of fdopen for sockets, or returns the 
>underlying FILE* if there is one.
>We can only pass back a FILE* for something really alien if we have 
>There's no real magic in it :-)
>If you can spot problems with this let me know!
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