pathnames [Re: files, printers, etc. [Re: The feel of a Lisp
Mon, 05 May 1997 19:01:33 -0700
>Date: Tue, 06 May 1997 11:34:29 +1000
>From: "Chris Bitmead uid(x22068)" <Chris.Bitmead@alcatel.com.au>
>Subject: Re: pathnames [Re: files, printers, etc. [Re: The feel of a Lisp
>>> I think this is subtley locking yourself into a particular paradigm of
>>> a Unix style tree structure.
>>Not necessarily - the only thing I am asserting here is that groups
>>of objects may contain groups of objects. Those symbols, that
>>reference objects inside groups, could be anything - a group of
>>large-number prime factorisations,
>Well groups within groups is a tree structure by definition.
Nope, it gives you general directed graphs. Trees only come if you
require group to "be within" only one other group.
>>=> a new syntax:
>>(make-path *internet* "abwillms.demon.co.uk" 'Public 'Hello!)
>You're still assuming simple tree structure with a single key for
>getting at your objects.
No he didn't. He's saying here's one path to the object. There may
be other just as valid paths to it.