Subject: Re: Logical pathname hosts.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/12/23
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Raymond Toy <>
| I don't understand either.  It was just a workaround to make it work on
| CMUCL.  I have no idea if it works on ACL.

  yes, it works in ACL 5.0.

| CMUCL appears to match pretty much what ACL says in these examples.

  yup, but note that the ACL I have used is slightly patched.  the regular
  version doesn't quite get directory-less logical pathnames right.

| So I guess CMUCL just doesn't like an empty part between the host and
| the directory.

  um, that's the specification of a relative pathname, dude.  if you start
  off the directory list with a string, it's absolute.  you got the results
  you should in that test case.  the problem is how CMUCL maps the result
  back to physical pathnames.  CMUCL turns a relative logical pathname into
  a physical pathname relative to the current directory.  this is quite
  extraordinarily silly behavior.

  Nie wieder KrF!  Nie wieder KrF!  Nie wieder KrF!  Nie wieder KrF!