[Ecls-list] bug in LOAD

Robert Dodier robert.dodier at gmail.com
Sun Apr 27 15:18:38 UTC 2008

On 4/27/08, Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll <jjgarcia at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

> You probably have your system compiled with --enable-unicode, which
>  makes STRING and BASE-STRING different types.

Yes, I built ECL with --enable-unicode.

> Currently, LOAD only  likes BASE-STRING. This is really related to how
> file names are constructed and the fact that the OS does not normally allow
> big characters in file names, except with some encoding.
>  I can change this

Well, I think you need to. The CLHS says LOAD accepts a pathname
designator, which can be a namestring, which can be a string.
Surely a Unicode string which contains only characters in the subset
recognized by the file system is an acceptable pathname designator.

Thanks for your attention to this problem.

Robert Dodier

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