Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] relative path from arbitrary file system location?
From: Kenny Riddile (kfriddile_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-06 22:32:37
Scott McMurray wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 21:22, Kenny Riddile <kfriddile_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Is there any existing functionality for getting a relative path from a full
>> path, where the desired relative path is relative to an arbitrary directory
>> path? If not, I'm assuming I would just have to walk up both full paths
>> until I find their intersection...etc
> There isn't yet, though I have a ticket filed requesting one:
> https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/1976 Please add your use case
> to that ticket.
> The v3 lib under discussion has a read_symlink function which will
> allow a non-naÃ¯ve implementation. In the mean time, if you're in
> windows you can try the implementation in the ticket.
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Also, may I suggest the name "as_relative_to" for the member function if
this is added to the library? as_relative_to would be a const member
method that take the desired base path as its only parameter and returns
the desired relative path.
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