Subject: Re: namestring to pathname and back
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/08/25
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Vassil Nikolov <>
| * provide a function that `translates' a Lisp pathname designator into
|   am operating system filename (this functionality is present in a
|   Lisp implementation anyway since it must be able to construct
|   OS-level filenames from Lisp pathnames in order to make system
|   calls).

  this is what you're supposed to get back from the NAMESTRING function
  applied to a physical pathname object.

| Yes, that would be perhaps a good thing, but that's much stronger than
| just having access to the result of the conversion from Lisp pathnames
| into OS filenames.

  I'm uncertain why you think this is currently missing.  what have you
  tried and found wanting?

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