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Subject: Re: [boost] [interprocess] utf8 file names in memory mapped files
From: Thorsten Ottosen (thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-01 05:27:26

Den 31-01-2012 20:51, Ion Gaztañaga skrev:
> El 31/01/2012 11:05, Thorsten Ottosen escribió:
>> I don't see any particular reason for supporting wide strings, neither
>> in Boost.Filesystem or Interprocess. If everything was in "utf8-mode",
>> we can just use std:::string. Of course, both libraries needs to do
>> custom stuff under the hood (e.g. converting to utf16 on windows before
>> calling the windows api).
> I'm really ignorant on encoding and unicode issues, but I guess windows
> users don't expect "char *" or std::string to be utf-8 encoded.

Well, its just a matter of stating the contract of your code. If you
state that the string or const char* argument is assumed to be utf8,
then your're done.

This is a better contract than "I assume nothing, and guarantee nothing".

Alternatively, you can accept a boost::filesystem::path object, if you
can live with that dependency. Then you have pushed the problem to the


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