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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] home_directory_path
From: Marsh Ray (marsh_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-20 14:10:44

On 10/20/2010 08:14 AM, John B. Turpish wrote:
> +1
> The fact that I see it differently but understand some of the
> arguments being made here suggests to me that it should be left up to
> the application developers and not guess at it in Boost.


We need to face the fact that the concept of "home directory" simply
doesn't exist with common semantics across the various platforms.

Trying to make consistent generalizations out of cross-platform
mismatches will simply lead to a lot of uninteresting discussion that's
no doubt been gone over for every cross platform portability layer
already made. IMHO Boost has more interesting problems to go after.

The concept of "temp directory" seems to work well enough though. Let's
be content with that.

- Marsh

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