Subject: Re: Here we go again. More CMUCL/ACL pathname differences.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/01/11
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

| Will this stupid pathname inconsistency crap ever end?

  only if you want it to.  CMUCL is freeware, so you fix it.  Franz Inc
  engineers may want to satisfy real customer needs.  present your case in
  a bug report.  perhaps I can fix it if I feel like it, but I don't
  generally feel like helping people who don't give me an impression of
  being satisfied if whatever they were complaining about does get fixed.
  so, what would it take for you stop calling it "inconsistency crap"?  do
  you have a clear idea what every single piece of the pathname stuff
  should do?  if not, if somebody fixes one thing and you stumble upon
  another problem, would you come back with another "inconsistency crap"
  complaint?  what if your complaints are themselves inconsistent?