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From: Daryle Walker (darylew_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-29 08:20:52

On 2/25/04 3:36 PM, "Stefan Seefeld" <seefeld_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> 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
> streams.

I was thinking this way too when coming up with the I/O namespace. But I
don't object strongly to moving the file-system stuff there. (So in the
voting number system, I'm -0.)

Daryle Walker
Mac, Internet, and Video Game Junkie
darylew AT hotmail DOT com

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