Hallvard B Furuseth (nospam nospam)
h.b.furuseth at usit.uio.no
Tue Jul 8 16:52:33 CEST 2003
If there is going to be a New Wonderful Path module, I suggest you give
some thought to paths on systems that don't fit the simple Unix/Windows
path model. A path to a filename may e.g. looks different from a path
to a directory. It's a long time since I used anything like that, but I
think Tops-20 filename paths looked like this:
where most components were optional. The device: part could also be a
'logical name' (basically an alias) for a directory or device, I don't
remember if it could alias a file name too.
The Common Lisp pathname type might be worth looking into,
They have done a lot of work to try to get it right, and from what
I hear they did a good job.
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