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Re: Another word for "path"?


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Another word for "path"?
Date: 18 Jan 2003 22:28:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Harry Putnam <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Kai Großjohann) writes:
> 
> > A Tramp filename consists of the following parts:
> >
> >   - a method specification
> >   - a user name
> >   - a host name
> >   - and a path specifying the file on the remote host
> >
> > Now the GNU coding standards say that the word "path" is defined as a
> > list of directories, such as those found in $PATH and $MANPATH.
> >
> > Which word could I use for the fourth component of a Tramp filename?
> > I think "filename" is not a good word, as I already use it for the
> > whole thing.
> 
> I think `absolute filename' is kind of the standard term for that.

Absolute implies completeness.  How about "hosted filename"?  Or
"local filename"?  If you need it in one word, you could cook up
"localname" for it.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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