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file access FAQ
- To: David Kieras <email@example.com>
- Subject: file access FAQ
- From: Steve Strassmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1992 11:04:27 -0500
- Cc: info-mcl
>Date: Thu, 19 Nov 92 08:40:28 -0600
>From: David Kieras <email@example.com>
>Subject: file access FAQ
>This should be an FAQ: What's a good way to access files in
>different directories in MCL, in a way that will not require code
>changes to run in other CL implementations or on other Macs, and
>allows some independence of the directory hierarchy?
Use logical pathnames (see page 628 of CLtL2), which MCL 2.0 supports.
If you're using a CL that doesn't support them yet, try
Mark Kantrowitz's logical pathname utility, available by ftp from CMU
or on the MCL CD-ROM in "User Contributed Code:Defsystem:Logical Pathnames".