FILE *VistaIOOpenInputFile (VistaIOStringConst filename, VistaIOBoolean nofail);
FILE *VistaIOOpenOutputFile (VistaIOStringConst filename, VistaIOBoolean nofail);
- Specifies he name of the file to be opened.
- Specifies whether the routine should exit the program if the file cannot be opened.
DESCRIPTIONThese routines open a file while checking for failure and recognizing the special filename ``-'' as denoting the standard input or output stream.
If filename is NULL or it is the string ``-'', either stdin or stdout is returned. Otherwise, an attempt is made to open the named file for either reading or writing, as appropriate. If the attempt is successful, the resulting file pointer is returned.
The nofail argument determines what happens if a file cannot be opened. If nofail is FALSE then a warning message is issued and NULL is returned. If nofail is TRUE then a fatal error message is issued and the program is terminated.
RETURN VALUESEither routing returns a pointer to the opened FILE if successful. Otherwise it returns NULL or doesn't return at all (depending on nofail).
- ``Unable to open input/output file filename.''