Subject: Re: merge-pathnames
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/09/21
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Marc Battyani" <>
| I have a function that receive a pathname representing a directory but
| the name and type are set to :unspecific so when I use #'directory on
| this pathname it returns the pathname.

  I'm not sure what it should return in that case, but such a pathname
  argument is not a physically existing pathname.  I'd expect () as the
  return value.

| It's ok so far but is there a better way than transforming the pathname
| to a namestring and merge it with "*.*" to get #'directory to give me the
| files in tht directory?

(make-pathname :name :wild :type :wild :defaults <whatever>)