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From: Fernando Cacciola (fcacciola_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-23 12:56:57


I'll drop in out of context because I considered once something that might
be relevant to this thread.
Accessing environment variables has a LOT in common with accessing windows
registry or configuration file variables.
IOW, essentially, you are accessing a variable from a external source.

Could it be possible that the people working on this consider a generalized
external source variable accessing framework?
Would this be too much of a burden?

I'm thinking about something that would look like:

string location = external::get(env(),"LOCATION", "c:/");
string user = external::get(registry(),"UserName", "c:/");

I've been on vacation almost the whole month and I couldn't caught up with
all the boost traffic, so if this is senseless or has already been discussed
just ignore me.

Fernando Cacciola
Sierra s.r.l.

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