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Re: [Scheme-reports] Ballot item #113 "directory contents"
Arthur A. Gleckler scripsit:
> > AFAIK, only Kawa and MIT provide pathnames as a built-in, though there
> > may be external packages that provide them on other systems.
> > MIT is essentially CL in semantics, whereas Kawa is mostly about URIs.
> I wonder whether they're ready for standardization, then. On the
> other hand, I certainly do like having the ability to manipulate
> pathnames as something more than strings.
WG2 voted pathnames in, so a proposal was needed, and this is mine.
> Perhaps, but one rarely uses them in the same context. It seems much
> less confusing to keep them separate.
Giving them both the same underlying representation means that programs
accepting URIs can also accept file names, which is usually a Good Thing.
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