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From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-25 15:36:10

Phil Richards wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 13:36:16 -0500, Stefan Seefeld wrote:
>>and yet...I associate 'io' with reading and writing, i.e. things related
>>to some *content*, while in boost::filesystem we are more talking about
>>content *containers* and how to deal with them.
> I know what you mean - I had the same feeling. However, taking a step
> back and thinking "this namespace is the generic place to put things to do
> with I/O" made me less bothered about it. The class names within the
> namespace should, of course, make sense - but filesystems only make sense
> when viewed in the larger context of I/O.

only if you take 'I/O' in a broad sense. I may check file stats for a
lot of reasons beside I/O, such as to execute a file, or finding out
where I am. In C++ I usually associate I/O only with streambuffers and


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