Subject: Re: [boost] [review] Review of Nowide (Unicode) starts today
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-19 19:52:12
FrÃ©dÃ©ric Bron wrote:
> > This came up at C++Now last month. My understanding, from talking to
> > people who seem to know about this, is that such filenames are
> > considered valid by Windows. To issue an error in such a case means not
> > allowing users to access files that Windows sees as well-formed.
> but who/what needs ill-formed filenames? For what reason?
The question whether to support such filenames is more a matter of
principle. Namely, whether it is the job of the Nowide library to tell you
what filenames you may use or not. One might argue that it should be of no
concern to it whether, or for what reason, I need such filenames.