5.13. File Names

The names of files used in interscript documents should be relative pathnames obeying the Unix convention, even on other platforms such as NT or the Mac: separate components with a / character. Don't use silly characters such as : in components names.

I plan to upgrade the file naming convention to use URLs with 'interscript' addressing scheme, in which the 'network' component is treated as a logical location identifier; the client will map these locations to physical ones.

The current version of interscript does not provide this mechanism yet. Instead, there are four command line options:

where the nativepath is a prefix in native operating system format, and the relpath is a prefix in Unix format. For an interscript file given as 'basename', the resulting actual filename is:
  abspath+ (string.join(string.split(relpath+basename,'/').os.sep)
Note that if you use 'a' and 'b' as the prefix and directory a filename base will be called 'abbase': no separators are put between the prefix, directory and base. Here's an example for Windows:
  python iscr.py                        \
    --tangler-prefix=c:\mydevelopment\  \
    --tangler-directory=code/           \

Note that interscript creates directories automatically for the 'Unix' part of the filename, but _not_ the native prefix. Thus in the example 'c:\mydevelopment' must exist, whereas 'code'is created within it automatically. If example.pak tangles a file 'package/module.py', then 'package' is also created automatically.