Berkeley DB Reference Guide:
Upgrading Berkeley DB Applications


Release 4.0: C++ ostream objects

In the 4.0 release, the Berkeley DB C++ API has been changed to use the ISO standard C++ API in preference to the older, less portable interfaces, where available. This means the Berkeley DB methods that used to take an ostream object as a parameter now expect a std::ostream. Specifically, the following methods have changed:


On many platforms, the old and the new C++ styles are interchangeable; on some platforms (notably Win32), they are incompatible. If your code uses these methods and you have trouble with the 4.0 release, you should update code that looks like this:

#include <iostream.h>
#include <db_cxx.h>

void foo(Db db) { db.set_error_stream(&cerr); }

to look like this:

#include <iostream>
#include <db_cxx.h>

using std::cerr;

void foo(Db db) { db.set_error_stream(&cerr); }


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