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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-27 07:29:23

----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig Henderson" <chenderson_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 4:29 AM
Subject: RE: [boost] candidate for library, "sysutils"

> It must be taken into account during the design of such a library, the
> differences between OSs. For example, UNIX '/' and MS '\'. The
> description of the isabs() in the Python doc below reads "Return true if
> path is an absolute pathname (begins with a slash)." This is true on
> UNIX, but with MS absolute pathnames can begin with "C:\" or "\\" for a
> UNC path.

Yes, the Python documentation isn't always the most accurate, but the
implementation (whose source we are allowed to beg, borrow, or steal) does
the right thing.


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