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From: Stewart, Robert (stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-30 10:43:14

From: ilv2fly2001 [SMTP:mcr_at_[hidden]]
> > Perhaps that means we need a simpler, lower level class that
> > manipulates a pathname or some portion of one, using a single case
> > sensitivity/filesystem policy, and another, higher level class,
> > that aggregates the simpler objects to create a logical pathname
> > object that spans filesystems.

[snipped description of facet-based I/O of a path components collection]

That's the sort of thing I was alluding to, but there's still the need for
the lower-level, somewhat more platform specific pathname manipulations.
IOW, I'd still want to be able to write code that starts with a
pathname-in-a-string like "some relative path/subdir/another
subdir/filename.suffix" on the systems I use, even if that is parsed into
some internal format and managed by cross-platform code thereafter.

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