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From: me22 (me22.ca_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-12 01:35:47

This is a known issue, and the path checkers have been removed from
the path class in the TR2 proposal and the implementation of said
proposal that will be in Boost 1.34 :

The boost implementation still has the name check functions for
programmers that wish to use them:
But "these functions are not included in the [TR2] proposal because of
lack of time, and uncertainty as to their fit with the Standard
Library. They can be added later if the LWG so desires."

~ Scott McMurray

On 3/11/07, Stefan Seefeld <seefeld_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Hi there,
> for the nth time I've seen this question on IRC, without being able to provide a solution:
> "i'm having trouble with boost filesystem... when I call "
> boost::filesystem::create_directory("/.test") ", I get the error "what(): boost::filesystem::path:
> invalid name ".test" in path: "/.test""... how can I create a directory hidden with .?"
> Since I have run into similar issues in the past, I'm taking this complaint to the list now.
> Is there a solution for this issue ? Does anybody care at all ?
> I find it very sad that due to this and similar issues users are turned away from boost_filesystem,
> as they can't use the library with *their* choice of filenames that works fine on *their* platform.
> The portability guide on lists
> as rationale: "...applications which must be portable to a wide variety of platforms...".
> However, how may people actually care for this level of portability ? Why should an ordinary
> GNU/Linux (or Windows, for that matter) user care for OpenVMS compatibility ??
> Thanks,
> Stefan
> --
> ...ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin...
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