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Re: portability of pathnames

In article <860623211400.6.MOON@EUPHRATES.SCRC.Symbolics.COM> Moon@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM (David A. Moon) writes:

>Get your hands on a Symbolics document set and read about Logical
>Pathnames.  If I understand your requirements, Logical Pathnames are
>exactly what you're looking for.

Logical pathnames are good in that they can be machine-independent.
However, it seemed to me that they amounted to building a mini-filesystem
within Common Lisp, and we have enough problems compromising on a basic
language without trying to standardize on the operating system too!