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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] Version 3 of Boost.Filesystem added to trunk
From: Alexander Lamaison (awl03_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-06-04 18:37:16

On Fri, 4 Jun 2010 07:06:01 -0400, Beman Dawes wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 3:57 AM, Sylvain Pointeau
> <sylvain.pointeau_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Would it be possible to have some constructors (or static functions) to
>> create a path from an UTF-8 or UTF-16 string?
> Now it would also be possible to provide a constructor, etc, that
> takes a locale, but is that worth cluttering the interface? I went
> back and forth, on that, but the use cases I could think of were not
> very compelling.

For my puroses it would be nice to be able to set a per-path locale rather
than a global one. This way, my SFTP paths, which are only ever displayed
to the user, can be held in paths that deal in UTF-8/UTF-16 without forcing
that upon other use of class path. These other uses can, for example,
continue to use local-codepage/UTF-16 making them suitable for passing to
Windows API functions.


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