[Ecls-list] *default-pathname-defaults* and compilation

Gabriel Dos Reis gdr at integrable-solutions.net
Fri Dec 24 14:10:22 UTC 2010

On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 6:35 AM, Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll
<juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I have fixed this by wrapping c:safe-run-program in a form that changes the
> process current directory to the one dictated by *default-pathname-defaults*
> I am not yet sure that this is the right solution.
> The problems you were experiencing were due to a contributed patch that
> shortens filenames: instead of using the full name, just relative to
> *default-pathname-defaults*. This was done to reduce the size of the command
> line. I do not know whether that patch was submitted because the user faced
> a system error with very large programs, but I suspect so.

That is correct.  And also because, when cross-compiling, we want to emit
pathnames short enough for the build environment to recognize.  I had assumed
(and at the time, that seemed to be correct) that EL started the compiler
relative to the current working directory.  Was that assumption incorrect?

-- Gaby

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