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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2022-08-16 00:04:46

Vinnie Falco wrote:
> My experiences with std::filesystem and boost::filesystem have been nothing
> but negative. I think that the decision to make the character type different on
> Windows was a mistake. The need for locales and imbuements and global
> state and... really, it is just giving me a big headache.
> I think there is room for a new library that handles files, directories, file
> metadata, and also has some features of nowide (where is the signature of
> fopen that accepts a filesystem::path?). It should be utf-8 only, use Plain Old
> char (even on Windows), it should be completely portable, except that it
> requires that directories are possible and that the filesystem isn't weird (I don't
> really care about compatibility with grandpa's EPROMs that can hold 9-bit flat
> files).
> Possible names:
> Boost.LordOfTheFiles
> Boost.HurrDir
> Boost.Progra~1
> Boost.FlySystem

Boost.LLFIO obviously.

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