ANSI Common Lisp 19 Filenames 19.4 Dictionary of Filenames
- Value Type:
a pathname object.
- Initial Value:
An implementation-dependent pathname,
typically in the working directory that was current when Common Lisp was started up.
a pathname, used as the default whenever a function
needs a default pathname and one is not supplied.
;; This example illustrates a possible usage for a hypothetical Lisp running on a
;; DEC TOPS-20 file system. Since pathname conventions vary between Lisp
;; implementations and host file system types, it is not possible to provide a
;; general-purpose, conforming example.
(merge-pathnames (make-pathname :name "CALENDAR"))
(let ((*default-pathname-defaults* (pathname "<MARY>")))
(merge-pathnames (make-pathname :name "CALENDAR")))
- Affected By:
- Allegro CL Implementation Details:
Allegro CL requires that the directory component be an absolute pathname (or nil).