From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-27 18:45:41
The fun's not over yet, kids: MacOS likes ':'!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Matelich" <sosedada_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] candidate for library, "sysutils"
> Craig Henderson wrote:
> > 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.
> Just a quick note because people often forget, MS will accept '/' in your
> code. All my dir stuff uses '/' exclusively, converting on the way in.
> Don't bother #ifdef'ing your logic, just the inputs.
> Thomas O Matelich
> Senior Software Designer
> Zetec, Inc.
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