From: Noah Roberts (roberts.noah_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-12 16:35:46
> On Thursday 31 July 2008 03:10:24 Noah Roberts wrote:
>> "Class basic_directory_iterator is an important component of the
>> library. It provides an input iterator over the contents of a directory,
>> with the value type being class basic_path."
>> That seems to be correct.
> It's not, in boost 1.34 (if I remember correctly)
> boost::filesystem::directory_iterator has become an iterator to
> directory_iterator_entry values rather than to path values as it was before.
> Implicit conversion operator to path was added (along with an "explicit"
> getter like .path()).
>> Documentation is same for both 1.34 and 1.35 - tested on 1.34.
> Can you be more explicit (URLs?) where the 1.34/1.35 documentation says that
> directory_iterator points to a path instead of a directory_iterator_entry?
> Such statements need correction. Generaly I have used the "reference"
> documentation for boost filesystem which I do not know to have such problems.
Two-minute tutorial has the above quoted text.
>> This appears in both the front page and the docs for directory iterator.
>> The find_file function doesn't actually compile if copied verbatim.
>> Need to remove all calls to path() on the iter and replace with "*itr".
> You have an older (than 1.34) boost version installed on your system if that
> does not compile.
Yes, I appeared to have been quite mistaken about what version I was
using. This became obvious in another way...