[Openmcl-devel] Using :up in logical pathnames

Hamilton Link hamlink at comcast.net
Sun Jan 7 20:30:15 PST 2007

On Jan 6, 2007, at 9:34 PM, Gary Byers wrote:

> 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 


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