Fwd: Patch for customizing Allegro temp file and directory

Dave Cooper gendl at genworks.com
Tue Mar 18 15:45:06 UTC 2014

 [Slime maintainers: please disregard my original patch submission on this
thread (if you haven't already!)]

Dear João,

Thank you for the followup.

We have not yet followed up on this with Franz, because we been unable to
reliably replicate the issue at our site. If you are able to replicate it
or describe how to replicate it, would you mind sending a report to Franz?

Best Regards,


On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 7:15 AM, João Távora <joaotavora at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dave Cooper <gendl at genworks.com> writes:
> > Dear Slime Maintainers,
> >
> > Please consider applying the attached patch, which affects
> > swank-allegro.lisp and allows customization of the temporary
> > directory for Allegro CL. It turns out that Allegro's
> > (system:temporary-directory) [which is the default directory used by
> > system:make-temp-file-name] can sometimes get confused on Windows in
> > situations such as with certain network filesystem configurations.
> >
> > We will follow up with Franz to understand in more detail what can
> > cause the confusion, but in any case I think it will be useful to be
> > able to customize the location of Slime's temporary files without
> > modifying Slime sources.
> Hi Dave,
> Sorry for the delay in answering this, I've recently been bitten by the
> same problem and I've found that setting SYS:*TEMPORARY-DIRECTORY* to
> NIL (or to something else) unconfuses Allegro CL. As soon as it has been
> set once, SYS:MAKE-TEMP-FILE-NAME is should never be confused again, and
> should follow the algorithm described in:
> http://franz.com/support/documentation/current/doc/operators/system/temporary-directory.htm
> So swank-allegro.lisp should function correctly and the variables you
> suggest are provided by Allegro themselves.
> Did you follow up with Franz on this problem?
> João
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