unconventional path syntax (was Re: path module)
Irmen de Jong
irmen at -NOSPAM-REMOVETHIS-xs4all.nl
Tue Jul 8 20:08:44 CEST 2003
Skip Montanaro wrote:
> Hallvard> It's a long time since I used anything like that, but I think
> Hallvard> Tops-20 filename paths looked like this:
> Hallvard> device:<dir.dir.dir>file.ext;version
> Hallvard> where most components were optional.
> which is (not too surprisingly) very similar to VMS:
Which the Amiga's version borrows (borrowed) heavily from:
device:dir/dir/dir/file (no filename extensions)
The nifty part was that the <device:> could be the name
of a physical device (such as "DF0:" meaning "floppy drive 0",
or a user-defined logical device (such as "LIBS:").
The latter was usually called an "assign", and you could let
it point to *multiple* locations in your filesystem *at once*.
Sorry--way off topic here, but the above path syntax
brings back some good memories ;-)
--Irmen de Jong
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