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From: Jesse Jones (jesjones_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-27 22:29:03

At 8:03 AM -0500 1/27/02, John Maddock wrote:
>I'm really pleased to see someone working on this, however I'm not sure
>that we have the right interface yet, on the whole I prefer

Me too.

>For the interface - we already have the basics - it should be an immutable
>sequence (23.1.1) - and in addition support some of the extra interfaces
>analogous to those of std::basic_string:
>char_type operator[]const;
>const_pointer c_str()const;
>const_pointer data()const;

Aren't paths an implementation detail? What about OS's now and in the
future that deprecate paths? I don't see why we can't create a higher
level class that works just as well as a path-centric class, but also
works well on the Mac OS.

   -- Jesse


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