[asdf-devel] question about relative pathname to point to parent directory

Robert Goldman rpgoldman at sift.info
Wed May 26 13:18:41 UTC 2010

On 5/25/10 May 25 -11:11 AM, Faré wrote:
> I'm not sure what you want, but try "" for current directory, ".." for up, etc.
> ".." is actually not recognized by ASDF but passed to the
> implementation, and from it to the OS.

I added a test that verifies that "" works as a pathname component.  I
wasn't sure that it would work for ACL, and wanted to verify for my

I'd like to push the new test (no change to asdf.lisp).  Is that OK with


> Paths are relative to the parent's pathname's directory.
> [ François-René ÐVB Rideau | Reflection&Cybernethics | http://fare.tunes.org ]
> Theists think all gods but theirs are false. Atheists simply don't make an
> exception for the last one.
> On 25 May 2010 11:24, Robert Goldman <rpgoldman at sift.info> wrote:
>> What's the right syntax for specifying a relative pathname for a module
>> whose files should live in the parent directory instead of in a
>> subdirectory?
>> E.g., if I have
>> (:module foo
>>  :components ((:file "bar") (:file "baz"))
>>  :pathname ????
>> )
>> what goes in there if I do NOT want the files to live in foo/, but with
>> all the other files?
>> I could put a FAQ about this in the manual...
>> best,
>> r

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