[armedbear-devel] Cannot RENAME-FILE to a file without extensions

Zach Beane xach at xach.com
Mon Feb 7 11:55:14 UTC 2011

Theam Yong Chew <senatorzergling at gmail.com> writes:

> Dear developers of ABCL,
> I found a problem recently in both ABCL 0.21.0 and 0.24.0,
> where I could not rename a file to any file without an
> extension. For example, with an existing file /tmp/a.txt,
> CL-USER> (rename-file "/tmp/a.txt" "/tmp/a")
> #P"/tmp/a.txt"
> #P"/tmp/a.txt"
> #P"/tmp/a.txt"
> The file does not change at all. With any extension,
> everything works as expected.
> Thanks in advance.

That is how RENAME-FILE is specified in Common Lisp. See
http://l1sp.org/cl/rename-file and in particular the part regarding


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