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From: Kevlin Henney (Kevlin.Henney_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-01-12 00:28:22

>In any case, in light of Ross Smith's comments about file extensions in an
>earlier message, maybe the REAL solution here is to simply drop the
>get<user_execute> function altogether from the Windows version of the
>Dietmar has already chosen to omit set<user_execute>,
>and get/set<other_execute>, because those simply don't make sense on
>But in fact, you could really make a very good argument that
>doesn't make sense on Windows either.

Alternatively, a case can be made that these functions should behave
exactly as the user would expect them to based on the behaviour of stat and
chmod on Win32. Instead of trying to jump through hoops to please all
cases, just follow the route laid out by the API -- even if it is sometimes
less than totally useful :-}


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