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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-20 14:53:50

"Stefan Seefeld" <seefeld_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> Hartmut Kaiser wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> are there any plans to add functions to Boost.Filesystem to get different
>> default directories such as get_user_home_dir(), get_app_config_dir(),
>> get_system_config_dir()
>> On Windows these probably would map directly to the SHGetFolderLocation()
>> function, on *nix based systems these could map to some equivalent
>> environment variable (i.e. $HOME) or some convention (i.e. system config
>> files are in /etc/...). Surely there are some conventions for other
>> systems
>> as well.
> While this does indeed sound convenient, I'm afraid other than $HOME there
> are
> no such conventions. Or rather, there are too many to choose. I believe
> for 'system config' and 'application config' at least this belongs into
> the domain of applications, not system libraries. I wouldn't expect such
> features in a library such as boost_filesystem.

I tend to agree.


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