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    I agree with the OP here. What's going on these...

    I agree with the OP here. What's going on these days is an attempt to acquire rights to a mere concept (an "effect", in essence) rather than some particular mechanism. Patenting a specific design for...
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    Most file selection widget API's provide some...

    Most file selection widget API's provide some sort of regex support for filtering file types, too. Maybe that would be a more appropriate place to implement your listing logic?
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    Categorize by file extension or, if you're...

    Categorize by file extension or, if you're feeling really adventurous, create a set of file 'parsing' routines to identify the various 'signatures' common to certain file types (which can often be...
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    Instead of relying on arbitrary constants, why...

    Instead of relying on arbitrary constants, why not just dynamically allocate/deallocate the string within the loop? It's a little more work, but given that the end result is a much more robust...
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    Maybe you're thinking of a const reference to a...

    Maybe you're thinking of a const reference to a temporary?
  6. It's not required by the standard, I think, but...

    It's not required by the standard, I think, but in practice that is typically how it's implemented, except for maybe string literals, which are generally stored in a static memory area.
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