Subject: Re: (directory "/") -> Error! From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1997/07/23 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * David J. Cooper | (directory "/") | -> Error: ABSOLUTE followed by :up/:back in directory component: | (:ABSOLUTE :BACK) | [condition type: FILE-ERROR] looks like you should (inspect #p"/") and see what it says. incidentally, what is the value of excl::*pathname-parse-up-as-back*? | Is this a bug in Allegro, or am I doing something wrong? if it's a bug, it's not present in Allegro 4.3 with all the patches loaded, running under SunOS 4.1.3_U1. see ftp.franz.com:/pub/patches for patches. there is a patch that deals with `directory' on pathnames with ".." parts. I never experienced the bug that was supposedly fixed, so I don't know if this would help you. incidentally, you can send bug reports directly to email@example.com. they're normally very helpful and fast in responding. #\Erik -- there was some junk mail in my mailbox. somebody wanted to sell me some useless gizmo, and kindly supplied an ASCII drawing of it. "actual size", the caption read. I selected smaller and smaller fonts until it vanished.