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Subject: Re: [boost] Making Boost.Filesystem work with GENERAL filenames with g++ in Windows (a solution)
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-10-26 07:16:08

On 26/10/2011 12:24, Yakov Galka wrote:

> Personally I think that boost::filesystem::paths are a sad joke, it's a pity
> they're heading to the standard. Although the OS-part is definitely good,
> the way path class is design isn't suitable for paths outside the unix
> world. Even if you fix the Unicode problems, you still cannot use long paths
> on windows (longer than MAX_PATH), although they are supported by the OS.
> Moreover, judging by the last fixes to the library, it looks like Beman
> wants to shift the burden of this on the user of the library, instead of
> implementing something that works transparently.

I suggest you forward your comments to the LWG or whoever is in charge
of evaluating things for TR2.

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