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From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-04 13:09:39

Stefan Seefeld wrote:

>> As it happens, application-specific methods is very often just looking at
>> file extension.
> Then let them do it, but without perpetuating such semantics in generic
> libraries.

I don't really think that Boost should be too clever in such an established
field. Many existing libraries do have concept of extension, and rejecting
to add such concept based on purity grounds will only make Boost be incompatible
with people's expectations.

- Volodya

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