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Subject: Re: [boost] [Filesystem] v3 path separator changes
From: Yakov Galka (ybungalobill_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-03-25 15:16:04

On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 2:46 PM, Alexander Lamaison <awl03_at_[hidden]>wrote:

> > The current design permits assembling pieces in different ways and
> > then, when a final result is needed, in a particular form, it offers
> > three ways of getting the path: as assembled (string), generic, and
> > native.
> Actually the truth is worse than that: native() doesn't convert the
> slashes to native format. It just allows a string to contain both
> generic and native separators, so now I don't understand the difference
> between string() and native() at all.

A nice feature that could be supported if only people wanted path to
represent the abstraction rather than the string representation, is that
native() could return \\?\ long path syntax for long paths... This would
improve much software too.


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