Opened 13 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#621 closed Feature Requests (fixed)

filesystem::path as a template

Reported by: streetraider Owned by: Beman Dawes
Milestone: Component: filesystem
Version: None Severity: Showstopper
Keywords: Cc:

Description (last modified by Dave Abrahams)

I suggest boost::filesystem::path to be a template:

template <typename CharType = char>
class path;

Current path will be used as path<char>.

Of course it's unable to use path<wchar_t> for file
operations like open(), rename() and so on with current
C++ library. These function may take path<char> as

But it's very useful to have path<wchar_t> dealing with
filenames! Any will be able to use it and pass them for
WinAPI functions by example, or use in any database
that support wide chars.

At second, I think path::extention() member function
will be useful to exctact extention of the file, such
as ".html" (or just "html") for "foo/bar.html".

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Dave Abrahams

Cc: bdawes@… added
Component: Nonefilesystem
Description: modified (diff)
Severity: Showstopper

Can't reassign to Beman until he logs into Trac

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Dave Abrahams

Cc: bdawes@… removed
Owner: changed from nobody to Beman Dawes
Status: assignednew

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by Beman Dawes

Resolution: Nonefixed
Status: newclosed

This feature was part of the internationalization package of changes, which was merged into the trunk in December of 2005, and can be used in 1.34.0 and later.


comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by Beman Dawes

The requested extension() function has been provided the boost/filesystem/convenience.hpp headers since 2002.


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