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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-20 10:25:42

Attached (hopefully) is boost/filesystem/directory.hpp

Please remember that this header is only part of the picture; there will
additional headers (dealing with paths, attributes/properties, and
exceptions) in a complete filesystem library.

Right now, the only documentation is supplied as comments in the header
code. Once the header is stable, I'll move the specifications to an HTML

There are a number of comments in the code which begin "TODO". These often
represent uncertainties; I'd appreciate opinions on how to deal with these.

There are a number of comments in the code which begin "Rationale" that try
to explain why various decisions were made. Of course these are in the
context of the design document:
If you disagree with any of the decisions, I'd appreciate rationale for

I have a Win32 implementation; once the header is stable perhaps someone
else would like to contribute a POSIX implementation.

Comments would be appreciated. And of course, thanks to everyone who
provided comments leading to the current design.


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