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,


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You can try


Seems to work on M7, not sure about M6.

  • $\begingroup$ it also seems to work with version 6... $\endgroup$ May 27, 2013 at 17:20
  • $\begingroup$ @AlbertRetey So more the better! Thanks for checking, I don't currently have V6 installed. $\endgroup$ May 27, 2013 at 17:21

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