Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] Should recursive_directory_iterator follow directory symlinks by default?
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-09 11:43:36
Beman Dawes wrote:
> recursive_directory_iterator currently always follows
> directory symlinks
> It seems to me that whether or not this behavior is desirable is
> application dependent.
> Thus I'd like to add an option to either following directory symlinks
> or not. Which should the default be?
*nix follows symlinks by default. One must use special APIs to recognize and inspect symlinks. I should think consistency across platforms would be good.
Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP http://www.sig.com
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