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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] list all drives
From: John Dlugosz (JDlugosz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-13 19:52:22

No, my original comment was pointing out that the unix "roots" _are_ reachable from the top, as mount points. The Windows version of that function might list only those, or various other permutations.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-users-
> bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Trevor Harmon
> Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 3:25 PM
> To: boost-users_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [Boost-users] list all drives
> On Jul 12, 2010, at 5:13 PM, John Dlugosz wrote:
> > After formatting a partition, I can make it available as a drive
> > letter such as Q:. I can also make it available as a graft on an
> > existing NTFS file system, such as C:\foo\media.
> Perhaps I misunderstood your earlier comments [1], but you seemed to
> be suggesting that a Boost facility for listing all roots is
> unnecessary because Windows drives can be mounted onto a single root.
> But just because such a thing is possible doesn't matter. Is there
> ever a time that a file system is available only by drive letter --
> that is, a separate and distinct root? If so, then a facility for
> listing all roots is still necessary in order to accommodate Windows.
> Trevor
> [1]

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