custom istream class -- force underflow on construct/open? 
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 custom istream class -- force underflow on construct/open?

I've written a set of iostream classes for FTP and I've been wondering
whether I should force underflow() when I open a remote file or if I should
wait for it to be called automatically when the user first attempts a read.
On the one hand, it seems more efficient to not read the data until I'm sure
it's needed, but on the other, functions like gcount() and readsome() won'r
work properly until there's something in the buffer.  Is there a standard
way to deal with this?


Mon, 06 Oct 2003 07:09:57 GMT  
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