From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-18 21:37:57
At 06:51 AM 3/16/2004, Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
>I just had a look at boost::filesystem, and it felt really good to use.
>There is one common idiom that might be worth including: recursive
As you have probably figured out from the responses of others, there is a
lot of interest but coming up with the right feature set would require some
Another desirable feature is filtering. (That is also a need for
non-recursive iteration.) John Maddock and others did some work on
filtering a while ago, but then we got busy with other things and didn't
Very early in the library's evolution there was an attempt to handle
recursion (for copying, IIRC) via adding a runtime option or two. The
number of options multiplied, and the approach was dropped as unwieldy.
I wonder if a policy-based template approach might be more appropriate?
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