[Ecls-list] Trying to compile defsystem

Juan Jose Garcia Ripoll worm at arrakis.es
Thu Nov 14 08:09:05 UTC 2002

On Thursday 14 November 2002 07:54, Marco Antoniotti wrote:
> > I keep trashing with the logical pathnames. This will take a day.
> Who doesn't? :)  What implementation are you using?  You know you
> could lift the CMUCL one.

ECL uses it's own implementation, which is very small and does not offer all 
the flexibility of MK's one (for instance, upper->lowercase conversion in 
Unix systems), but as any new thing, it takes time to make sure it behaves as 

For instance, first I made it so that only hostnames in uppercase letters 
would be recognized as logical hostnames. Therefore, 
#p"home:mydirectory;myfile.lsp" would not be a valid name.

I am now lifting this restriction, which goes against most people's intuition. 
In this case, being too picky about the standards does not seem the good 


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