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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] Version 3 request for comments
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-02 12:17:17

>> See
>> for a fuller description of the prototype and links to the prototype
>> implementation.
> locale( "" ) is not correct on Mac OS X, where the API always takes UTF-8
> char* and the filesystem uses wchar_t internally (AFAIK).

This is irrelevant from a practical point of view, but the standard requires
that "" be recognised as a valid locale:

"explicit locale(const char* std_name );
Effects: Constructs a locale using standard C locale names, e.g. "POSIX".
The resulting locale implements semantics defined to be associated with that
Throws: runtime_error if the argument is not valid, or is null.
Remarks: The set of valid string argument values is "C", "", and any
implementation-defined values."


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