Good design adds value faster than it adds cost.
|--Thomas C. Gale|
At this point, I must confess that the constructors shown in Listing 17.8 and described in Section 17.3.5 are not actually the real form. To understand the actual form and the reasons for differing from the ideal presented earlier, we must consider the history of the class.
The original version of the class had just two, non-template, constructors:
glob_sequence(char_type const* directory , int flags = noSort); // NT1 glob_sequence(char_type const* directory , char_type const* pattern , int flags = noSort); // NT2
For good or ill, this means that updates to the ...