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From: Emil Dotchevski (emil_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-05 17:36:47

Without boost::filesystem, it is quite common for programs to take a path as
user input and pass it to the OS without caring much if it's valid native
path or not. If it isn't, the OS function call will fail.

I don't think that this common use case would change much if it's ported to
use boost::filesystem.

This leads to my questions: if I can store any string into a path object,
how are the semantics of boost::path different from the semantics of a
string? What is the path type invariant? Does it give me any guarantees
about the stored string?

Emil Dotchevski
Reverge Studios, Inc.

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