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Subject: Re: [boost] [Filesystem] v3 path separator changes
From: Alexander Lamaison (awl03_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-03-27 06:47:51

Rob Stewart <robertstewart_at_[hidden]> writes:

> 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.

Of course. Someone has to make the counterargument and I'm glad you
did. It really helps further the discussion.

> 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:
> • add Trac tickets for each of your concerns

> • write a drop-in replacement for what you think is broken and post
> it for review and Beman's consideration
> • 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.

That's why I'm worried (think of the, thankfully few, decisions in the
STL that we wish we weren't stuck with), but it's not clear to me how
mere mortals participate in that process.


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