[Openmcl-devel] Using :up in logical pathnames

Gary Byers gb at clozure.com
Mon Jan 8 07:19:45 UTC 2007



On Sun, 7 Jan 2007, Hamilton Link wrote:

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> On Jan 6, 2007, at 9:34 PM, Gary Byers wrote:
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>> I have to confess that I can only think about CL pathnames for a few
>> minutes before getting a bad headache, so take this with a grain of
>> salt.
>> 
>> It seems clear that a directory component of
>> 
>> (:absolute :up)
>> 
>> is meaningless.  In Unix filesystems, that'd probably translate into a
>> reference to the parent of "/", which doesn't/can't exist.
>
> Actually... in all *nix file systems I've ever seen the root directory DOES 
> have an "up" or ".." directory---itself.  This is also the case in NTFS.


Ow. Makes my head hurt just thinking about it ...

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