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Re: Finding absolute path from relative.
On Sun, Sep 28, 2003 at 10:25:38PM -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 28, 2003 at 10:21:28PM -0400, Bob Rossi wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am thinking about the algorithm required to find the absolute path to
> > a source file given the relative path and the output from 'show dir'.
> > Is it really as easy as this,
> > for I in 'show dir' # for each directory in show dir
> > if $I/relative_path exists
> > break; # Found absolute path.
> > Or does it get more complex and obfuscated?
> Well, often the input file has a specified directory. That gets tried
> Anyway, there's a good comment or two about this in the source code...
Could you get me started in the right direction? ( ex. files of interest )
Either, I could write an MI command that would take a relative source
path and convert it into an absolute path, or I could write a function
in my front end that does the work.
I personally think an MI command could eventually be more helpful to