ghc::filesystem Release v1.2.10

2019-11-24 16:42
Today I released the bugfix release [v1.2.10]( of [`ghc::filesystem`](, my implementation of C++17 [`std::filesystem`]( for C++11, C++14 and C++17. There were some issues, all on the Windows part, so it was time to fix them with a release.

While at it, I updated the CI configuration files to add newer compilers and the set used for CI and tests is now:

  • macOS 10.12: Xcode 9.2 (clang-900.0.39.2), GCC 9.2, Clang 9.0, macOS 10.13: Xcode 10.1, macOS 10.14: Xcode 11.2
  • Windows: Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2019, MinGW GCC 6.3 (Win32), GCC 7.2 (Win64)
  • Linux (Ubuntu): GCC (5.5, 6.5, 7.4, 8.3, 9.2), Clang (5.0, 6.0, 7.1, 8.0, 9.0)

The full list of changes in v1.2.10:

  • The Visual Studio 2019 compiler, GCC 9.2 and Clang 9.0 where added to the CI configuration.
  • Bugfix for #39, fs::rename on Windows didn’t replace an axisting regular file as required by the standard, but gave an error. New tests and a fix as provided in the issue was implemented.
  • Bugfix for #39, for the forwarding use via fs_fwd.hpp or fs_std_fwd.hpp der was a use of DWORD in the forwarding part leading to an error if Windows.h was not included before the header. The tests were changed to give an error in that case too and the useage of DWORD was removed.
  • Bugfix for #38, casting the return value of GetProcAddress gave a warning with -Wcast-function-type on MSYS2 and MinGW GCC 9 builds.
  • Dockumentation fix in changes of v1.2.8

Thank you, to all who reported issues, delivered fix suggestions or even fixed some documentation issue! Your help is very welcome!