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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-04-01 11:19:45

At 10:50 AM 4/1/2002, Stewart, Robert wrote:

>> I also think that reg. exp. matching should be done through a
>> predicate, if
>> nothing else to avoid the dependency of the filesystem
>> library the on reg. exp.
>> library.
>That's an excellent reason to rely on a predicate to handle the RE
>matching. A standard predicate that uses an RE can be supplied in a
>separate header. (Obviously, an overload of the function could be
>in that separate header, too.)

That's an argument for having a boost/regex_fwd.hpp header, not altering
the design of the directory library, IMO.


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