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Re: questions regarding pathnames
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: questions regarding pathnames
- From: haible (Bruno Haible)
- Date: Sun, 27 Mar 94 23:07:20 +0200
Dan Stanger <email@example.com> asks:
> can someone give me a example of the use of *default-pathname-defaults*?
*DEFAULT-PATHNAME-DEFAULTS* affects most pathname operations, including
PARSE-NAMESTRING. It is similar to CLISP's (DEFAULT-DIRECTORY) function.
After (setq *default-pathname-defaults* '#"/tmp/"), a call to
(open (merge-pathnames "foo")) actually opens #"/tmp/foo".
> i am on a unix platform and would like to have a directory fas in the
> directory that i am working in to contain compiled files. when i load a
> file i would like to have that directory searched first.
Try putting #"fas/" at the head of your *LOAD-PATHS* list.