Subject: Re: [boost] boost::filesystem::path frustration
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-01-27 19:55:03
on Sun Jan 27 2013, Daniel Pfeifer <daniel-AT-pfeifer-mail.de> wrote:
> 2013/1/27 Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]>:
>> on Sun Jan 27 2013, Rob Stewart <robertstewart-AT-comcast.net> wrote:
>>> On Jan 25, 2013, at 6:52 PM, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>> IMO paths are abstract entities that aren't necessarily realized in
>>>> the local filesystem. The results of pure path manipulations must
>>>> therefore not depend on the state of the local filesystem.
>>>> Operations accepting paths as input that depend on the local
>>>> filesystem structure should be seen as operations on the filesystem
>>>> rather than operations on paths.
>>> I also like the idea that a path is a container of elements.
>> In fact there probably ought to be an object representing the local
>> filesystem, so you could also (in principle) do operations on a remote
> ... or a virtual filesystem (eg. an archive).
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