An additional []N/[]F method to get the fully qualified file

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An additional []N/[]F method to get the fully qualified file

Postby Ajay Askoolum » November 11th, 2018, 4:24 am

I would find it useful to be able to get the fully qualified path of a file I have n-tied or f-tied by reference to the file name only when that file is in the current folder.

It is necessary to know the fully qualified path since I can change the current folder at will.

It will make it tidy - I can build the path using []chdir ''; I imagine that it will be straightforward to add this without side-impact.
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Re: An additional []N/[]F method to get the fully qualified

Postby Davin Church » November 11th, 2018, 12:37 pm

That's an interesting thought, though I don't ever tie files by relative path - I always specify them explicitly so I don't run into the problem you have.

Just FYI - I typically use a function I called CWD (Current Workspace Directory) which returns to me the path to the loaded workspace. I then use that path to reference files which I expect to find alongside the workspace itself. For exceptions to this, I can localize an "override" variable so that CWD returns the path of my choice and I can continue to use CWD everywhere without caring where it's really pointing. Of course, user-specified paths have to be stored and used in a variable, which I do in those cases. Virtually none of my code cares what the "current directory" is in any case - it could be getting set to random directories at random times and it wouldn't affect the application.
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