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Subject: Re: [boost] [Filesystem] Proposal: make filesystem generic-programming friendly
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-12 11:29:08

On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 7:34 PM, Klaim - Joël Lamotte <mjklaim_at_[hidden]>wrote:

> Question: it is not totally clear to me what the proposal wants to do with
> the boost::filesystem::path class exactly.
> The example suggests that boost::filesystem::path would be usable for any
> filesystem implementation.
> In which case, do you suggest to remove absolute() and cannonical() from
> boost::filesystem::path so that it would only be possible to get these
> versions
> using one of the namespace functions overload of the same name, one for
> local_filesystem(), the other taking a filesystem as parametter?

In the committee version of the library, absolute() and canonical() have
already been removed from class path.

I'm holding off a number of changes to the Boost version pending ISO ballot
resolution. I don't want to change Boost filesystem only to have to change
it yet again if ISO ballot resolution forces a conflicting change.


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