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2608. [filesys.ts] [PDTS] file_time_type underspecified

Section: 6 [filesys.ts::fs.filesystem.synopsis] Status: TS Submitter: CH-7 Opened: 2014-01-20 Last modified: 2017-07-30

Priority: Not Prioritized

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Addresses: filesys.ts

Must the file_time_type hold times before 1960 and after 2050?

Specify the requirements to unspecified-trivial-clock for file_time_type.

[2014-02-10, Daniel suggests wording]

[ 2014-02-11 Issaquah: (1)Implementation-defined. See wiki notes for rationale. (2) Leave other additions in place, but insert "the" before "resolution" (3) Strike "unspecified-" from "unspecified-trivial-type" in two places. Beman to provide wording for review next meeting. ]

[2014-02-13 LWG/SG-3 Issaquah: Proposed wording accepted.]

Proposed resolution:

  1. Modify 6 [fs.filesystem.synopsis] as indicated:

        typedef chrono::time_point<unspecified-trivial-clock>  file_time_type;

    unspecified-trivial-clock is an unspecified type provided by the implementation implementation-defined type that satisfies the TrivialClock requirements (C++11ISO 14882:2011 §20.12.3) and that is capable of representing and measuring file time values. Implementations should ensure that the resolution and range of file_time_type reflect the operating system dependent resolution and range of file time values.