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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-20 07:38:30

Carlo Wood <carlo_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Tue, Aug 17, 2004 at 11:55:22PM -0700, Victor A. Wagner Jr. wrote:
>> At Tuesday 2004-08-17 17:16, you wrote:
>> >On Tue, Aug 17, 2004 at 02:40:14PM -0700, Delfin Rojas wrote:
>> >> Hi Carlo,
>> >>
>> >> I just wanted to point out native_file_string is part of
>> >> boost::filesystem::path and copy_file and rename_file (actually called
>> >> rename) are part of boost::filesystem (operations.hpp).
>> >
>> >I am aware of that. The point is that I had a need to rewrite them.
>> >That seems to indicate that the boost implementation is flawed.
>> perhaps you could enlighten us further?
>> "doesn't work" is a lousy bug report
>> "flawed" isn't a lot better.
> My problem is that Beman is not here. It seems to make little
> sense to try to convince people when in the end nobody is going
> to make changes to boost when he is not here.

I'm discussing with Beman the possibility of appointing an interim
maintainer for the library.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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