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From: Walter Landry (wlandry_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-14 19:46:55

"Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I am not sure that it should be the responsibility of the path class to
> enforce some notion of portability. Wouldn't it be more appropriate to defer
> the portability check, if any, to the point where the path is actually used
> in a filesystem operation?

I agree, if only because I could imagine manipulating a bunch of
non-legal paths before actually using a legal one. We still have to
solve the problem, but at a different place. Beman's singleton stack
seems like a reasonable solution. We can argue over what the default
portability policy should be, but it almost becomes irrelevant because
it is easy to change and forget about it.

Walter Landry

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