Translates pathname to a physical pathname, which it returns.
If pathname is a stream, the
stream can be either open or closed.
translate-logical-pathname returns the same
physical pathname after a
file is closed as it did when the file was open.
It is an error if pathname is a stream that is
created with make-two-way-stream,
If pathname is a logical pathname namestring,
the host portion of the
logical pathname namestring and its following colon are required.
Pathname is first coerced to a pathname.
If the coerced pathname is a physical pathname, it is returned.
If the coerced pathname is a logical pathname,
the first matching translation (according to pathname-match-p)
of the logical pathname host is applied, as if by calling
translate-pathname. If the result is
a logical pathname, this process is repeated.
When the result is
finally a physical pathname, it is returned.
If no translation matches, an error
translate-logical-pathname might perform additional translations,
typically to provide translation of file types to local naming
conventions, to accomodate physical file systems with limited length
names, or to deal with special character requirements such as
translating hyphens to underscores or uppercase letters to lowercase.
Any such additional translations are implementation-defined. Some
implementations do no additional translations.
There are no specified keyword arguments for
but implementations are permitted to extend
it by adding keyword arguments.