[Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #3185: absolute path error

Subject: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #3185: absolute path error
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-17 09:10:19

#3185: absolute path error
 Reporter: tmmikolajczyk_at_[hidden] | Owner: bemandawes
     Type: Bugs | Status: new
Milestone: Boost 1.40.0 | Component: filesystem
  Version: Boost 1.37.0 | Severity: Problem
 Keywords: filesystem absolute path |
 I have the following function that checks if a particular path is absolute
 or relative:

 bool isPathAbsolute(const std::string& path) {
     return !boost::filesystem::path(path).root_directory().empty();

 Seems that it works fine for the following paths:
  "/" absolute
  "/root" absolute
  "///" absolute
  "////" absolute

 However, for unknown reason function says that the path "//" is not
 absolute. See attached very simple code that presents this problem.

Ticket URL: <https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/3185>
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