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Subject: Re: [boost] filesystem::path passed to GTest's assertion leads to stack overflow because of infinite recursion
From: Andrey Upadyshev (oliora_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-10-26 09:20:57

Strictly speaking there is a problem with GTest or my project settings
which prevents GTest to pick up operator<< for 'path'. I'll dig it
more deeply to fight the problem.

But I've created a bug and send a mail for slightly different reason
rather than solving this concrete bug (sorry if I was not clear
enough). I try to discuss the current design of path class which acts
like a container with infinite "depth" what smells not good for me.
Why don't just present path's iterator value_type with
std::basic_string? This is (IMHO) more clear and nearer to "reality"
than path consisting of paths consisting of paths consising of paths
etc without the end :)

On 26.10.2012, at 0:24, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 7:16 AM, Andrey Upadyshev <oliora_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I found an interesting bug with 'filesystem::path' used with GTest:
>> I just want to discuss the design of 'path' class which iterator contains
>> the 'path' itself. Don't you think it's nice to fix thing?
> I'm curious as to why you think this is a bug in path rather than a
> bug in GTest?
> Thanks,
> --Beman
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