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From: Keith MacDonald (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-30 09:04:33

> And what would POSIX system to with basic_path<wchar_t>?

As it's not possible to write an application that's binary portable between
Windows and POSIX systems, does it matter? When I build my code, I know
what it's targeted at, so could set the template parameter appropriately.
That's all I require.

Keith MacDonald

"Vladimir Prus" <ghost_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> 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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