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Re: Another word for "path"?


From: Daniel Barclay
Subject: Re: Another word for "path"?
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 13:42:33 -0500

Kai Großjohann wrote:
> 
> 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.

That's a search path.  (If GNU calls that "path," they're being
ambiguous.)

> Which word could I use for the fourth component of a Tramp filename?

That's a pathname (a name based on a traversal path through a tree
graph representing a name hierarchy).


Daniel
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