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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] and C++17 std::filesystem
From: James E. King, III (jking_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-05-07 23:10:02

On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 6:23 PM, Egor Pugin via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>

> Hi!
> gcc8.1 and VS15.7 (2017) are now shipped with std::filesystem.
> I'd like to raise a discussion about pure c++ interoperability with
> boost(::filesystem).
I would first recommend you open a GitHub issue for boost::filesystem here:

To the filesystem maintainer: the backlog on pull requests on filesystem is
up to 27.

> Next, if we take boost::process, for example, we see that it currently
> operates only on boost::filesystem. If my application uses c++17 fs, I
> have to write something like this:
> fs::path f(fs::path in) {
> bp::search_path(in.u8string()).wstring();
> }
> So, mixing pure c++ and boost becomes more complex.
I would first recommend you open a GitHub issue for boost::system here:

> Any ideas how to deal better with such issues on the user side?
> What are directions of proper fixing this in boost::process (in case
> I'll try to prepare a PR)?
> What are boost policies in adopting standard features in general?
I think making them compatible is good thing, assuming we don't have to
break backwards compatibility.

> --
> Egor Pugin



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