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Section: 8.4.10 [filesys.ts::path.query] Status: TS Submitter: FI-7 Opened: 2014-01-20 Last modified: 2017-07-30
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is_absolute says: "Returns: true if the elements of root_path() uniquely identify a file system location, else false." The "uniquely identify a location" seems confusing in presence of symlinks.
Clarify the returns clause so that there's no confusion about symlinks and 'location'.
[2014-02-10 Beman Dawes provides wording]
Change 8.4.10 path query [path.query]:
bool is_absolute() const;
the elements of, else
root_path()uniquely identify a file system location
truefor POSIX based operating systems, and
falsefor Windows based operating systems. — end example]