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

Robert Goldman rpgoldman at sift.info
Wed May 26 14:51:27 UTC 2010

On 5/26/10 May 26 -9:35 AM, Faré wrote:
> On 26 May 2010 09:18, 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.
>> 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
>> satisfaction.
>> I'd like to push the new test (no change to asdf.lisp).  Is that OK with
>> you?
> Yes. Please commit new tests that you have.
> Pending ASDF 2 release, I'd like to discourage code changes, but to
> encourage test and documentation improvements.
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OK, I have just pushed the new test definition (I'd like to encourage
everyone who can to run it and make sure it passes --- as much to test
for bugs in the test as in ASDF), and also some mods to the pathnames
discussion in the texinfo file.


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