Section: 126.96.36.199.4 [fs.path.concat] Status: Resolved Submitter: Tim Song Opened: 2016-06-16 Last modified: 2018-01-24 17:17:40 UTC
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188.8.131.52.4 [fs.path.concat] specifies that the postcondition for
path& operator+=(const path& x); path& operator+=(const string_type& x); path& operator+=(const value_type* x); path& operator+=(value_type x); template<class Source> path& operator+=(const Source& x); template<class EcharT> path& operator+=(EcharT x); template<class Source> path& concat(const Source& x); template<class InputIterator> path& concat(InputIterator first, InputIterator last);
native() == prior_native + effective-argument
where effective-argument is
It also says that
If the value type of effective-argument would not be path::value_type, the actual argument or argument range is first converted (184.108.40.206.2 [fs.path.type.cvt]) so that effective-argument has value type path::value_type.
There are several problems with this specification:First, there is no overload taking "source" (note the lower case); all single-argument overloads take "x". Second, there's nothing that defines what it means to use operator+ on a string and an iterator range; clearly concatentation is intended but there is no wording to that effect. Third, the final portion uses "value type", but the "value type" of a single character is not a defined concept. Also, the reference only to 220.127.116.11.2 [fs.path.type.cvt] seems to imply that any format conversion specified in 18.104.22.168.1 [fs.path.fmt.cvt] will not be performed, in seeming contradiction to the rule that native() is to return the native pathname format (22.214.171.124.6 [fs.path.native.obs]/1). Is that intended?
[2016-11-10, Billy suggests wording]
The wording for LWG 2798 resolves this issue as well.
This is resolved by p0492r2.