Subject: Re: Setting FILE-WRITE-DATE
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/10/29
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Marc Battyani" <>
| Is there a way to set the FILE-WRITE-DATE of a file.
| I can call a C funcfion but I would prefer to avoid this.

  so you would prefer that somebody else did the dirty work, instead? :)

  if you want a SETF method on FILE-WRITE-DATE, you can write your own, but
  you can't also claim to have strictly conforming and portable code.  this
  may not be such a terrible loss, compared to a SET-FILE-WRITE-DATE or a
  function that takes gratuitously different arguments.