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JSON_HAS_FILESYSTEM / JSON_HAS_EXPERIMENTAL_FILESYSTEM

#define JSON_HAS_FILESYSTEM /* value */
#define JSON_HAS_EXPERIMENTAL_FILESYSTEM /* value */

When compiling with C++17, the library provides conversions from and to std::filesystem::path. As compiler support for filesystem is limited, the library tries to detect whether <filesystem>/std::filesystem (JSON_HAS_FILESYSTEM) or <experimental/filesystem>/std::experimental::filesystem (JSON_HAS_EXPERIMENTAL_FILESYSTEM) should be used. To override the built-in check, define JSON_HAS_FILESYSTEM or JSON_HAS_EXPERIMENTAL_FILESYSTEM to 1.

Default definition

The default value is detected based on the preprocessor macros __cpp_lib_filesystem, __cpp_lib_experimental_filesystem, __has_include(<filesystem>), or __has_include(<experimental/filesystem>).

Notes

  • Note that older compilers or older versions of libstd++ also require the library stdc++fs to be linked to for filesystem support.
  • Both macros are undefined outside the library.

Examples

Example

The code below forces the library to use the header <experimental/filesystem>.

#define JSON_HAS_EXPERIMENTAL_FILESYSTEM 1
#include <nlohmann/json.hpp>

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Version history

  • Added in version 3.10.5.

Last update: May 17, 2022
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