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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-30 02:44:02

Keith MacDonald wrote:

> I decided not to use boost::filesystem, because it does not support
> Unicode. There's a thread in the archives about it, explaining that
> Unicode was ignored, because it was specific to Windows, and this is
> intended to be a
> portable library. However, I think the developers have missed the point
> that the Windows file system uses Unicode natively, so boost::filesystem
> is
> not really portable to it. A more useful solution, in my opinion, would
> be one that allowed the user to choose which char type to use, like
> boost::regex.

And what would POSIX system to with basic_path<wchar_t>? I don't know
exactly what Beman thinks on the matter, but I'd prefer some single class
which works everywhere. Maybe, you could summarize all use cases you need
and post them to the developer's list?

- Volodya

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