[armedbear-devel] Filename errors in Windows

Kevin Krouse kevin.krouse at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 17:04:31 UTC 2011

Hi Arie,

I occasionally produce new builds of J when there is a new version of ABCL.
 When the ABCL pathname change appeared, I fixed it up so that J would build
again, but didn't test much as you have found out.  I'd love to get some
help with the lisp side of things in J.  For example, the slime integration
doesn't work and I've disabled the command.

I'll take a look at the path issue in J and see if I can unblock you.  Also,
for J issues we still use the old sourceforge


On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 2:36 AM, Arie van Wingerden <xapwing at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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!
> Regards,
>    Arie
> 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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