Boost logo

Boost Users :

From: David Ohlemacher (ohlemacher_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-15 13:24:23

Seems that "glob" is pretty common, if not standard, to me.

Python -
Perl - Camel book
Ruby -
M$'s Site Server -
M$'s SMTP Server -
M$'s UNIX Application Migration Guide -

Standard C++ cannot do globbing, without help, so of course it doesn't
define it.


Jim.Hyslop wrote:

>Angus Leeming [mailto:angus.leeming_at_[hidden]] wrote:
>>Jeff Flinn wrote:
>>>And a more descriptive, less jargon-ish name.
>>Why? Rich is proposing something that would iterate over the files
>>returned by the unix 'glob' function.
>As much as you might hate to admit it, you must recognize that the world
>does not revolve around UNIX (and before anyone claims otherwise, nor does
>the world revolve around Windows).
>To my knowledge, "glob" is not a standard computer term, nor a standard C++
>term, it is a standard UNIX term. Now, I could be wrong, but my
>understanding of the ISO standardization process is make everything
>platform-independent (and keep in mind that one of the original goals of
>Boost was to be included in the Standard). The *concept* of the "glob" is
>pretty much platform independent, but the term is not, so it should have (to
>paraphrase Jeff) a more descriptive, less platform-specific name.

David Ohlemacher
BBN Technologies
127 John Clarke Rd.
Middletown, RI 02878
Phone: (401)848-3542, Fax:(401)849-8611
ohlemacher at bbn dot com

Boost-users list run by williamkempf at, kalb at, bjorn.karlsson at, gregod at, wekempf at