Subject: Re: error in lispworks' #'directory or in my head???
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 10:05:51 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Eric Moss <>
| Python lets me check file-ness or directory-ness or link-ness.  Is there
| a portable way in lisp?

  Are fileness, directoryness, and linkness portable concepts?

  I would expect such things to be part of the operating system interface.
  Since Common Lisp is more portable than Python, and has a far longer
  history, the operating systems it has to be portable across are far more

  The past is not more important than the future, despite what your culture
  has taught you.  Your future observations, conclusions, and beliefs are
  more important to you than those in your past ever will be.  The world is
  changing so fast the balance between the past and the future has shifted.