[linux-audio-dev] light C++ set for WAV

Taybin Rutkin taybin at earthlink.net
Wed Jul 26 11:22:30 UTC 2006

On Jul 26, 2006, at 1:07 AM, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:

> Taybin Rutkin wrote:
>> On Jul 13, 2006, at 4:48 PM, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
>>> I have for some time been looking for someone to write a
>>> lightweight C++ wrapper for libsndfile that I can distribute
>>> with libsndfile.
>>> My own rather feeble first attempt is here:
>>>     http://www.mega-nerd.com/tmp/sndfile.hh
>>> but I am not a fan nor a great user of C++. The wrapper should
>>> really be written by someone with a love for the language.
>> I use C++ a lot, and I gotta say, this wrapper isn't bad at all.  I
>> prefer lower case method names, but that's about it.
> Oh, cool, a response at last :-).
> Well first off, it isn't quite complete and it hasn't been
> properly tested either.
> Secondly, with regard to the method names, which do you prefer:
>     - OpenRead
>     - openRead
>     - open_read

I prefer the unix-y open_read().  I don't think method names should  
ever start with a capital, unless it's the ctor or dtor.

>     - something else
> Since you're the only person who actually responded to the real
> meat of my email, I have to assume that you are the only person
> on this list with a love for C++ and hence the only one who
> should have any real input on this issue ;-).

I noticed that the constructor SndFile::SndFile (const char *path,  
int mode, SF_INFO *sfinfo)
isn't declared in the class.  Also, since this constructor can fail  
if sf_open() fails up, it should throw an exception.  Maybe  
containing the results of sf_strerror().

Something like

SndFile::SndFile (const char *path, int mode, SF_INFO *sfinfo)
     psf = sf_open (path, mode, sfinfo) ;
     if (!psf) {
         throw sf_error(psf);


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