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From: William Kempf (williamkempf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-15 08:19:40
>From: "William Kempf" <williamkempf_at_[hidden]>
>To: boost_at_[hidden], boost-announce_at_[hidden]
>Subject: [boost] Filesystem Library: Formal Review
>Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 10:41:25 -0500
>The formal review for the Filesystem Library starts today and ends Sept.
>23. I'm the review manager, and Beman Dawes is the submitter. Guidelines
>on forma reviews can be found at
>Here's a brief description of where to find the review files and other
>>In preparation for the upcoming formal review of the Filesystem Library,
>>final versions have been committed to the sandbox and the .zip file of the
>>entire library has been refreshed at
>>Following the example of the Interval Library, the docs have also been
>>uploaded to the files sections, so they can be browsed online without
>>having to download anything. Start at
>>Changes from the prior version:
>>* Docs improved.
>>* The directory_iterator implementation now uses
>>* Deprecated path:: functions removed.
>>* remove() function no longer throws on !exists(path).
>>After long discussions of the last point on the list, I had promised to
>>review the issue before the formal review. It is a tough call because
>>there are no killer arguments either way. In the end, the slightly
>>easier-to-use argument won over the slightly safer argument.
>>AFAIK, the library should work with most compilers. It passes its tests
>>for the usual Boost regression test Win32 compilers, John Maddock has used
>>it on Linux, and Toon Knapen has used it on AIX.
>>The remaining tasks are to flesh out the file and directory name
>>portability checking functions and documentation, and port to the Mac.
>>Those involve asking others to contribute work, so I don't want to do that
>>until the library itself (hopefully!) passes formal review.
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