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Subject: Re: [boost] [Filesystem] v3 path separator changes
From: Joseph Van Riper (fleeb.fantastique_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-03-23 22:39:12

On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 4:42 PM, Yakov Galka <ybungalobill_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 9:55 PM, Joseph Van Riper <
> fleeb.fantastique_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 12:36 PM, Yakov Galka <ybungalobill_at_[hidden]
> > >wrote:
> [...]
> > > What are the separator characters in c:\x.txt, c:x.txt, or
> > >
> >
> > * C:\x.txt: : for root, \ for branches (and branches between leaves).
> > * C:x.txt: : for root, leading right into a leaf that would be wherever
> > your sense of 'current directory' should be.
> Whatever definition you give here, it won't let you parse the path with a
> simple split() or concatenate it with a simple join(). Therefore all such
> definition would be useless, and thus I see no point in talking about
> "separators" in a portable path library.

To be honest, I think we're actually thinking the same thing here, in
general. I was describing what it would take to create a string out of the
underlying objects, but you're describing the effort it takes to convert a
string into the underlying objects, which I hadn't covered in my e-mail.
 It is an important problem, though.

I should examine your link... it sound intriguing.

- Trey

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