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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-23 15:15:00

At 03:21 PM 9/23/2002, Hillel Y. Sims wrote:

>"Jeff Garland" <jeff_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>>While support of openVMS is a noble nod to the
>> past,
>Hmph.. OpenVMS is very much alive still today (and has one of the best
>most-compliant C++ platforms available too, btw).

One of the fun things about working on boost::filesystem was finding out
that various legacy operating systems are still "very much alive", and are
being used for C++ development today. In addition to their traditional
filesystems, they also often support POSIX filesystems nowadays. OS/390
supports something like six entirely different filesystems, and parses
filenames to tell which one to use.

Operating systems like OpenVMS and various IBM offerings are of far more
economic importance that it might appear, and in any case boost::filesystem
wants to support them.


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