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

Faré fare at tunes.org
Wed May 26 14:26:10 UTC 2010

On 26 May 2010 09:20, Robert Goldman <rpgoldman at sift.info> wrote:
> 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.
> Question:  if ".." is handled by the OS, does that mean it may not be
> portable (especially on Windows)?  If so, do we need a native-to-ASDF
> way to specify a (:relative :up) or (:relative :back) pathname with a
> string?
It would be good if ".." were handled specially by ASDF like "" is,
but it would have made the code more complex than it already is for a
feature that is both more rarely needed, and more portably supported
as "..".

It would probably be nice to add ASDF-side parsing of ".." in ASDF
2.1, but at this point, I'm wary to change anything not necessary in
the code before ASDF 2.

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