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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-05-21 05:17:06

> Many thanks for the information you have provided. I am looking to use
> wildcards for my program, but not just for file matching. To overcome
> I will write a wrapper function to convert * in to .*, but that should not
> be too difficult. Then I guess it's a case of RTFM for the rest. To
> your problem of wildcarding, may I suggest that you use Unix over DOS or
> perhaps create a couple of flags to incorprate either.

Yep, in case it helps, here's a regular expression and format string I've
used in the past to convert a DOS-style wildcard to a Perl regex:

static const boost::regex

static const char* replace_string =

> I have noticed somthing else however with the current build. I'm getting
> C4786 warnings all over the place when I compile. I have tried putting
> #pragma warning(disable : 4786) at the start of my program, but this
> to have no effect. I wonder if it's something to do with the library.
> Remember I'm ising mscv6.

Well if you insist on using a broken compiler that's what you'll have to
expect, I've tried really hard to suppress those warnings myself, but they
never seem to stay turned off :-(

In short use VC7.1 instead...


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