[Openmcl-devel] Probe-file returns a file, load fails!

Gary Byers gb at clozure.com
Sun Jan 11 22:39:38 UTC 2004


I don't know if it's a factor, but sometimes when pathname operations
give puzzling, inconsistent results it's worth checking the value of
*DEFAULT-PATHNAME-DEFAULTS*; things are often more tractable when
it's an empty pathname (#P"").  If it -is- a factor, it may or may
not be affecting things correctly.

If it's not a factor in your case, it might be interesting to trace
PROBE-FILE before calling LOAD, to see what (transformed) pathname
LOAD's concluding doesn't exist.

On Sun, 11 Jan 2004, Gary King wrote:

> I'm trying to load a file specified by a logical pathname. Probe-file
> returns an existing physical pathname:
>
> > 1 > (probe-file #4P"eksl-utils:source;load-preferences.lisp")
> > #P"/Volumes/Users/gwking/CVS/CVS/utils/dev/load-preferences.lisp"
>
>
> But when I try to load the file, I get an error:
>
> > 1 > (load #4P"eksl-utils:source;load-preferences.lisp")
> > > Error: File #4P"eksl-utils:source;load-preferences.lisp" does not
> > exist.
> > > While executing: "Unknown"
> > > Type :POP to abort.
> > Type :? for other options.
>
> The translations are as follow:
>
> > 2 > (logical-pathname-translations "eksl-utils")
> > ((#4P"EKSL-UTILS:eksl;**;*.*.*" #P"utils/dev/**/")
> > (#4P"EKSL-UTILS:source;**;*.*.*" #P"utils/dev/**/")
> > (#4P"EKSL-UTILS:binary;**;*.*.*" #P"utils/dev/bin-ppc-openmcl/**/")
> > (#4P"EKSL-UTILS:ktibinary;**;*.*.*"
> > #P"utils/dev/bin-ppc-openmcl-mac-KTI/**/")
> > (#4P"EKSL-UTILS:appearance;**;*.*.*" #P"utils/dev/Appearance
> > Manager/**/") (#4P"EKSL-UTILS:contrib;**;*.*.*"
> > #P"utils/dev/contrib/**/") (#4P"EKSL-UTILS:lift;**;*.*.*"
> > #P"LIFT/DEV/**/") (#4P"EKSL-UTILS:**;*.*.*" #P"utils/dev/**/"))
>
> I doesn't seem to be a case problem (and shouldn't be anyways, AFAIK):
>
> > 2 > (load "EKSL-UTILS:source;load-preferences.lisp")
> > > Error: File "EKSL-UTILS:source;load-preferences.lisp" does not exist.
> > > While executing: "Unknown"
> > > Type :POP to abort.
> > Type :? for other options.
>
> What I have done wrong!
>
> Thanks,
> --
> Gary Warren King, Lab Manager
> EKSL East, University of Massachusetts * 413 577 0176
>
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