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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem]Extracting path as string from wpath
From: Johan Torp (johan.torp_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-18 06:51:29

Beman Dawes wrote:
>> How do convert a boost::filesystem::wpath to a known encoding in the
>> native
>> filesystem's path representation?
>> Specifically I want to convert a boost::filesystem::wpath to a third
>> party
>> string (CFString from Carbon). In order to do that I must know the
>> encoding
>> of wpath.string() or wpath.external_file_string() on Mac, which is
>> "implementation defined".
> wpath.external_file_string() returns the type and encoding required by the
> platform. For Mac OS X, the type is std::string, and the Apple web site
> says
> the encoding is Unicode. I assume that means UTF-8, although I couldn't
> find
> that stated explicitly.
>> Interfacing boost::filesystem::wpath with 3rd party APIs seems like
>> common
>> problem.
> Sure. That's why external_file_string is exposed.
> Internationalization should be a bit easier with Boost.Filesystem Version
> 3
> that I'm working on, because there is a single path type.

Sounds interesting, looking forward to it! For V3, I would appreciate
comprehensive documentation on the format of external_file_string() for each
supported platform.

Thanks for an excellent library.


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