[Openmcl-devel] A platform independent pathname without truename
rpgoldman at sift.info
Fri Jul 29 14:56:05 CDT 2011
On 7/29/11 Jul 29 -2:47 PM, Michael Minerva wrote:
> I have been trying to find a good way to return a platform independent pathname without using truename which works for cases where you are creating a path for a file that already exists, but would not work if you are trying to create a path to a file you are about to create. For example if I call (truename "ccl:") on the mac I get: #P"/Users/Mike/ccl-1.7-dev-r14869/"
> and on the pc I get:
> This is all well and good but I cannot use truename if I am trying to create a path for a directory I am trying to create inside the ccl directory (because truename will return an error if the file does not exists). Is there anyway to get a platform independent path without using truename?
It's not entirely clear to me what you want to do, but what about
(defun new-rel-path (rel-pathname)
(merge-pathnames rel-pathname (truename "ccl:")))
Note that that's not enough to be *writeable*, because I could have done
when /Users/Mike/ccl-1.7-dev-r14869/foo/bar/ didn't exist....
That's why it would help if you would be more specific about what you want.
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