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From: Sebastian Redl (sebastian.redl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-04 17:14:16

Emil Dotchevski wrote:

>What is the rationale for providing path and wpath types instead of
>using a single path type?
1) Narrow encoding paths always existed, because the fstreams took
narrow strings.
2) wpath was added later by request, I believe. Also, because the narrow
encoding under Windows is never UTF-8 and thus can't ever represent all
paths, and the NT and CE kernels natively use UTF-16 (wide characters).


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