Subject: Re: Logical pathname hosts.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/12/21
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

| Thank you.  This worked on the Redhat ACL5 I downloaded, but does not
| work on the CMUCL I downloaded.

  CMUCL's support for logical pathnames is known to be lacking.

| I've been reading the hyperspec about the pathname stuff, but I'm pretty
| confused.  It seems like it's possible to specify a trunk like I did
| above with ext:search-list except using ANSI CL and then do an equivalent
| load statement something like: (load "lisp:source;demos;foo.lisp") ;
| maybe not with the ".lisp" (????)   Is this possible?

  yes, logical pathname hosts have directory structure.  this should be
  fairly evident from the specification, but it seems that you insist on
  trying to fit the specification into your existing mindset instead of
  trying to understand the specification.  this simply won't work.  you
  have to understand first, then apply your understanding back at what
  you were used to.

| It probably should work with CMUCL but maybe I screwed up somewhere.

  I suggest you avoid CMUCL if you want to learn about logical pathnames.

  incidentally, I disagree with some of what Allegro CL 5.0 does, as well,
  and have applied some advice to get what I think is the right way to do
  it, since I use logical pathnames extensively.

  Nie wieder KrF!  Nie wieder KrF!  Nie wieder KrF!  Nie wieder KrF!