Subject: Re: Correct behavior for file-write-date? From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 23 Aug 2002 15:15:22 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Barry Margolin | We wanted to allow for file systems that don't keep track of modification | times. `file-write-date´ takes a pathname designator as argument. This could be a stream. If this stream is not associated with a file, like a network socket or pipe or whatever else the operating system offers and above which the Common Lisp implementation has chosen to offer a stream abstraction or perhaps even terminal I/O, I expect `nil´. If there is an actual file under that pathname designator, I expect a useful value or an error. -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.