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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc] Boost.Process done
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-09-01 10:44:52

Ilya Sokolov wrote:
> On 01.09.2010 14:51, Stewart, Robert wrote:
> > there was some mention of using boost::filesystem::path, IIRC,
> > so the dependency exists independent of that error type.
> "some mention of using boost::filesystem::path" doesn't mean
> that "the dependency exists independent of that error type".

Certainly. My using "some mention" was because I thought I'd read something about path being used already, not that it was a suggestion mentioned in passing. That's why I used "IIRC."

I was implying that if, indeed, path is used elsewhere -- and I don't know that -- then there is already a dependency. I was also allowing for the possibility that if path will appear soon in an update, if indeed it isn't used presently, the dependency would arise at that time and justify using the error type now. Only in the case that path is not used now and isn't used in an upcoming update does the error type remain a problem.

It is good to avoid new exception types when reasonable. If there is no other reason to depend upon Boost.Filesystem -- Jeff Flynn has suggested there is -- another exception type is certainly appropriate.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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