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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-01 21:47:40

Jeremy Maitin-Shepard wrote:
> "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> Microsoft has published an API for Windows Vista supporting POSIX-like
>> symbolic links.
>> Unless someone has a killer argument against, I'll add a create_symlink()
>> function to Boost.Filesystem.
> This seems perfectly reasonable. In practice, however, I think any
> program that creates symlinks will be highly confusing for most Windows
> users, and thus this feature is likely not to ever be used by most users
> of the library. This seems to show how platform-specific many
> filesystem manipulations really are.

Yes. It isn't just a question of whether or not something is supported,
but also whether or not programmers use and are used to the idioms it


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