[armedbear-devel] Filename errors in Windows

Arie van Wingerden xapwing at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 10:36:24 UTC 2011

Hi Mark,

what a pity! I really think the combination of J and ABCL is a superb
platform for Common Lisp development.
Alas I do not like Emacs and J is like a fresh breeze.

I'd very much like this issue to be fixed by somebody in the know.

Thx for the prompt and to the point response!


2011/1/17 Mark Evenson <evenson at panix.com>

> On Jan 16, 2011, at 10:21 PM, Arie van Wingerden wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I just started with ABCL using the J editor on WinXP SP3.
> >
> > I replaced the ABCL jar in the J lib with the latest 0.23.1, but also in
> the old
> > version ABCL 0.19 I had the same errors.
> >
> > I am able to create and save a very simple lisp file.
> > However, when I use the menu function:
> >   Mode | Compile and load file
> > I get this:
> >
> > [1] CL-USER(3): ;;; Compiling and loading D:\src\lisp\plus.lisp ...
> > #<THREAD "JLisp interpreter" {FD5428}>: Debugger invoked on condition of
> type
> >  The file "D:/src/lisp/srclispplus.lisp" does not exist.
> >
> > It seems that somewhere under the hood the filename gets corrupted.
> > Trying to change the name using double backslashes in the text box above
> the
> > source file does have no effect.
> >
> > Can I change this behaviour?
> From your report, it seems likely that you are encountering problems
> stemming from the use of forward slash as the PATHNAME separator
> on all platforms in [abcl-0.21][1] (N.B. strings with backslash
> characters are normalized by the PATHNAME routines to forward slashes
> so such input should be fine).  What is odd about your report, is
> that abcl-0.19 does not have this "all slashes become forward
> slashes" behavior, so it should not produce the same kind of error.
> Unfortunately, ABCL development was split off from J quite some
> time ago (three years?).  Wethe ABCL developers on armedbear-developdo
> not actively test with the J source tree, nor do we make the J
> releases.  If there are J developers out there who wish help bringing
> the integrated ABCL release forward to solve this issue, we would
> be more than happy to assist by debugging/modifying our side.
> [1] http://trac.common-lisp.net/armedbear/changeset/12798
> --
> "A screaming comes across the sky.  It has happened before, but there is
> nothing to compare to it now."
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