pathnames [Re: files, printers, etc. [Re: The feel of a Lisp

Chris Bitmead uid(x22068)
Mon, 05 May 1997 10:53:49 +1000

>I highly recommend staying within the limitations of the language when
>designing things like pathnames. Assuming Common LISP as a reasonable
>base, let's go over some basics - 
>2) CL has a reasonable, standardized pathname system that it independent
>of the underlying OS. Extending it past the local machine, to cover
>URLS, etc... should not be hard.

The true power of a LispOS will only come when pathnames are abandoned