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Subject: Re: [boost] [Filesystem] v3 path separator changes
From: Rob Stewart (robertstewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-03-26 05:37:01

On Mar 25, 2013, at 3:11 PM, Yakov Galka <ybungalobill_at_[hidden]> wrote:

[snip complaints]

I'm not a Boost.Filesystem expert. I tried to explain my understanding if why some things were how they are. I can tell you that Beman did not make changes in a vacuum. He regularly sought input from this list. If you weren't part of those discussions, then your opinions couldn't affect the outcome.

Now, given that you have such vociferous concerns with the design, I see several possible positive steps you can take:

ʉۢ add Trac tickets for each of your concerns
ʉۢ write a drop-in replacement for what you think is broken and post it for review and Beman's consideration
ʉۢ write an alternative library and submit it for review

You should know that an updated version of Boost.Filesystem is up for standardization. You could get involved now to try to influence what gets standardized before what you consider wrong is standardized and is harder to change.


(Sent from my portable computation engine)

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