Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] string "quoting"
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-06-14 09:12:55
On 06/14/2010 04:42 PM, Phil Richards wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-06-14 at 16:15 +0400, Andrey Semashev wrote:
> [snip discussion of removal of stream operators from path]
>> The escape/unescape functions (why "delimit"?) you mentioned could be
>> useful, but only as helpers for other APIs (such as the OS API). I
>> think, convenience.hpp is the right place for them.
> Are these functions specific to Boost.Filesystem? A mechanism for
> quoting strings (whether it is double-quoting, back-slashing, or
> URL-style) would seem to be generally useful, and not just specific to
> the filesystem library.
I think, path quoting rules can be OS-specific, so it seems fit to
reside in Boost.Filesystem.