From: Dan'l Miller (optikos_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-07-22 12:12:36
> From: "Victor A. Wagner, Jr." <vawjr_at_[hidden]>
> I think you missed the point.... NOBODY is suggesting relative paths
Certainly, it is *you* who dismissively missed the point.
/usr/include/sys/dir.h is an absolute pathname because it starts with root.
/etc/hosts is an absolute pathname because it starts with root.
sys/dir.h is a relative pathname because it does not start with root.
hosts (a lone filename without directory) is a relative pathname because it does not start with root.
More to the point (quoting from the subject line itself), dispelling your fictional wanna-be-trump-card claim that "NOBODY" is discussing relative paths, in #include <boost/...> to #include "boost/...", the boost/... itself is a relative pathname because it does not start with the root directory.
I could have written #include <filename>/"filename" instead of #include <relativePathname>/"relativePathname", but that would exclude such pertinent examples as #include <boost/foo.hpp>/"boost/foo.hpp". I could have written #include <pathname>/"pathname", but that superclass-concept/superordinate would have included irrelevant absolute pathnames which I intentionally wanted to overtly exclude.
Now that we all have the remedial entry-level prerequisite knowledge straight---crawl walk run---please re-read my posting as it will make a lot more sense to you now, since you evidently did not have the necessary prerequisite knowledge the first time around.
By the way Victor A. Wagner Jr, I find your socio-politically-motivated signature line very offensive and thoroughly inappropriate for Boost. Please remove it. Please ensure that it will not appear in any of your future postings to Boost.
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