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What would be a good replacement for $InputFileName (which has been added recently to Mathematica 8) to achieve backwards compatibility with let's say M6 and M7?

I am using it for loading auxiliary data from a package file and found that it is a convenient way to use relative paths for this purpose. However, I am not sure how to achieve this in M6 and M7.

For example,

$PackageDir=DirectoryName[$InputFileName];
svgParser=XML`Parser`InitializeXMLParser["svg",
     FileNameJoin[{$PackageDir,"Cache/svg10.dtd"}]]
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You can try

System`Private`$InputFileName

Seems to work on M7, not sure about M6.

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  • $\begingroup$ it also seems to work with version 6... $\endgroup$ – Albert Retey May 27 '13 at 17:20
  • $\begingroup$ @AlbertRetey So more the better! Thanks for checking, I don't currently have V6 installed. $\endgroup$ – Leonid Shifrin May 27 '13 at 17:21

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