Subject: [boost] boost::filesystem request
From: Jorge Lodos Vigil (lodos_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-27 07:51:50
The Traits classes for basic_path provided in the filesystem library (path_traits and wpath_traits) are good enough to be used as default values for basic_path in most cases.
However, since they are independent structs, they can not be used to instantiate a basic_path with a single String template parameter. I would like to write:
typedef basic_string<char> string_t;
typedef fs::basic_path<string_t, fs::basic_path_traits<string_t> > path_t;
Currently we are forced to write in our code something as:
template <typename String>
typedef boost::filesystem::path_traits traits_t;
typedef boost::filesystem::wpath_traits traits_t;
typedef std::basic_string<CharT> string_t;
typedef boost::filesystem::basic_path<string_t, typename path_traits<string_t>::traits_t > path_t;
I underestand it is important to emphasize that Traits classes have nothing to do with String classes in path instantiations, so my question is: Is it reasonable to ask that path traits classes provided in the library would be implemented as template specializations instead of separate classes?
Thanks in advance.
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