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From: rogeeff (rogeeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-23 15:43:29

I would be very interesting in such facility. But how portable could
you make it?

--- In boost_at_y..., "Jani Kajala" <jani_at_s...> wrote:
> I think directory iteration is only one example of path
manipulation. Imho more
> could be done in this subject. What I'd like to have is a kind of
abstract path
> name class, which can be manipulated and then converted to system-
dependent path
> name when needed.
> Here's example usage: First get path of current working directory,
then combine
> '..' to get path to upper level directory, then get path to
subdirectory called
> 'fu' and then list max. 40 files from there. Two-argument
constructor accepts
> parent path and file name (and combines them to single abstract
> path cwd = path::cwd();
> path up = path( cwd, ".." );
> path fu = path( up, "fu" );
> assert( fu.exists() );
> assert( fu.is_directory() );
> std::string files[40];
> int numfiles = fu.list( files, 40 );
> Is there any interest in getting this kind of class to Boost? I
have already
> done this class before, but I'd like to hear some comments before
> anything. Other classes related to this could be for
example "auto_cd" current
> working directory changer which would change the cwd back at the
> Some issues:
> * Absolute path names containing drive letter are still not
> * Case-sensitiveness is still platform dependent
> Regards,
> Jani Kajala

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