Subject: Re: Correct behavior for file-write-date?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 23 Aug 2002 15:15:22 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* 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

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