Subject: Re: Question on the role of :absolute and :relative directories and logical pathnames
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2001 17:22:47 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Peter Van Eynde
> I've bumped into a problem. What is the meaning of a :relative or 
> :absolute directory when one is talking about logical pathames?

  Whether they match one translation rule or another.

> I think that foo:;bar;source.lisp and foo:bar;source.lisp have a
> different meaning, and that the second can legally be translated (on some
> unix machine) to /bar/source.lisp. Irrespective of where the logical
> pathname foo points to.

  That seems very, very dubious.
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