[Openmcl-devel] difference in copy-file behavior between MCL and OpenMCL

Gary King gwking at cs.umass.edu
Sun Feb 22 18:40:37 PST 2004

Under MCL, a command like:

(copy-file "tinaa:tinaa.css" "home:new-dir;tinaa.css")

Creates new-dir if it doesn't already exist. Under OpenMCL, an error is 

 > Error in process listener(1): Error copying "tinaa:tinaa.css" to 
"home:new-dir;tinaa.css": Operation not permitted
 > While executing: COPY-FILE
 > Type :POP to abort.
Type :? for other options.
1 > :pop

Assuming that MCL's behavior is a good thing, the following patch adds 
a call to ensure-directories-exist to give the same behavior to 

RCS file: /usr/local/tmpcvs/ccl-0.14/ccl/lib/pathnames.lisp,v
retrieving revision 1.3
diff -r1.3 pathnames.lisp
 >       (ensure-directories-exist new-name)

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