[Openmcl-devel] Possible problem with host-namestring

Gary King gwking at cs.umass.edu
Mon Dec 22 13:04:14 PST 2003

Yes, I meant pathname-host and not host-pathname (oh dear!). I also 
pasted in the wrong bit of code (it was from MCL, not OpenMCL). In any 
case, I was trying to recreate the problem and have failed so I need to 
go back to the drawing board and try to figure this one out again. 
Something is going wrong with a home grown load system wherein the 
translation is ending up as:


and I'm having a hard time figuring out where the \\ is coming from.

Thanks for your fast reply.

On Dec 22, 2003, at 3:12 PM, Gary Byers wrote:

> On Mon, 22 Dec 2003, Gary King wrote:
>> When I define:
>>        '(("source;**;*.*.*" "Users:gwking:CVS:CVS Ctf:lift:dev:**:")
>>          ("**;*.*.*" "Users:gwking:CVS:CVS Ctf:lift:dev:**:")))
> Note that the strings on the RHS of these translations appear to be
> HFS-style physical pathnames.  I'm kind of amazed that you get an
> answer at all; somewhere down the line, something should either
> complain that "Users:" is an undefined logical host, or that it
> can't make sense out of a pathname string with that many colons
> in it.
>> and then ask for (host-pathname "lift:foo;bar.bat"), I get a different
>> answer from OpenMCL than I do from either MCL or SBCL. The later two
>> give "lift" whereas OpenMCL gives "lift:". This is in 0.13.6.
> Perhaps you mean that PATHNAME-HOST returns a different answer ?
>> Thanks,
>> --
>> Gary Warren King, Lab Manager
>> EKSL East, University of Massachusetts * 413 577 0176
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