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From: Victor A. Wagner Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-18 08:41:02

At Wednesday 2004-08-18 05:32, you wrote:
>Jeremy Maitin-Shepard <jbms_at_[hidden]> writes:
> > I brought this up a while ago. I believe Beman stated as a rationale
> > for this behavior that he and other boost developers and users like to
> > use Windows native paths in Cygwin, using Cygwin as an environment for
> > Windows software development.
>I think that's a bad rationale. In point of fact most cygwin tools
>can handle either path format, but the native representation is
>indeed a POSIX one.
> > You can define BOOST_POSIX when compiling to force POSIX path handling.
> > Arguably, POSIX should be the default on Cygwin, since it is designed to
> > be a POSIX emulation environment, and many users surely use it as such.
>Yeah. But IMO on cygwin boost::filesystem should handle both formats.

am I correctly inferring that it should check "both" filesystems for
existence, etc.?
should paths with '\' in them ONLY check the native windows filesystem
while those with '/' the POSIX one?
What if it has both?
I see worms here, maybe only one or two, but perhaps and entire can.

>Dave Abrahams
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