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Re: Issue: PATHNAME-LOGICAL (version 2)
- To: David A. Moon <Moon@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
- Subject: Re: Issue: PATHNAME-LOGICAL (version 2)
- From: Gail Zacharias <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 24 May 1989 12:52:12 EDT
- Cc: CL-Cleanup@sail.stanford.edu
- In-reply-to: Your message of Tue, 23 May 89 13:21 EDT
I really like this, except that I have a problem with the syntax - it looks
too much like the Macintosh pathname syntax. A name like "pcl:foo.lisp" can
be parsed as either a physical Macintosh pathname or a logical pathname. I
realize that the proposal is unambiguous on this point, resolving it in favor
of a logical pathname. But this means that a program defining a logical "pcl"
host thereby makes impossible for the user to access files on his physical
"pcl" disk. Note that TOPS-20, VMS and (I think) MSDOS have a similar
How about using "!" as the host separator?