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Subject: Re: [boost] boost::filesystem::path frustration
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-01-25 12:37:49

Neil Groves wrote:

> For illustration:
> I suspect that the result you want from fn("/usr/sbin/../bin/test1.txt",
> "/usr/bin/test2.txt") is "/usr/bin" rather than "/usr".

Not necessarily. If /usr/sbin is a symbolic link to, say, /opt/sbin, the
'real' common prefix is not /usr/bin. Depending on the use case, /usr may
well be more correct, it being the logical common ancestor (but not the
physical common ancestor).

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