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From: Edward Diener (eddielee_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-02-12 21:31:08

jrg_at_[hidden] wrote:
> Boost filesystem paths checked using filsystem::windows_name cannot
> contain a colon (":"). But the standard way to specify a particular
> drive in Windows is to use a colon (e.g. "C:\Windows"). Shouldn't
> colons be allowed for specifying a drive in Windows?

If you specify 'native' as your name_checker when creating a path object,
you can use the colon and a drive letter when running under Windows. Using
'native' means you can successfully use a path format that is native to the
operating system under which you will run. If you do not specify a
name_checker, then your path must conform to the portable file format of
boost filesystem.

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