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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-15 11:55:57

Peter Dimov wrote:
> Of course. The point I am making is that, on a dual OS, (a) the only
> place where conversions happen must be the OS and (b) at most one
> conversion should occur.

Under the assumption that the user is consistent in his use of a single
character type, of course. With a single path design, mixing char and
wchar_t in the same path object will obviously force the library to convert.
A separate path/wpath design never needs to convert above the dual API layer
(although the dual API emulation layer that sits atop single API OSes will

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