[Openmcl-devel] user-homedir-pathname not a constant?
Pascal J. Bourguignon
pjb at informatimago.com
Sun Oct 10 05:56:49 PDT 2010
Daniel Herring <dherring at tentpost.com> writes:
> FYI, there's a thread by the same name on comp.lang.lisp.
> On 10/08/2010 11:58 AM, Pascal J. Bourguignon wrote:
>> Andrew Philpot<philpot at isi.edu> writes:
>>> dixiechicks.isi.edu 50% ccl -n
>>> Welcome to Clozure Common Lisp Version 1.4-r14334M (LinuxX8632)!
>>> ? (user-homedir-pathname)
>>> so far so good, but...
>>> ? (let ((*default-pathname-defaults*
>>> (make-pathname :directory '(:absolute "tmp")
>>> :name "dummy"
>>> :type "txt"
>>> :version :newest)))
>>> ? (let ((*default-pathname-defaults* #p"/tmp/a.b"))
>>> Looks like some merging is going on, but why?
>>> As I read the CLHS, user-homedir-pathname is supposed to return either
>>> a pathname sans name, path, and version components -- or NIL.
>>> Is this behavior conformant?
>> Moreover, on unix, while you're not editing /etc/passwd (or equivalent),
>> I'd expect (user-homedir-pathname) to return constantly the same
>> Clozure's behavior is clearly wrong, several times.
It is also arguable that home be defined by $HOME.
Changing /etc/passwd should probably not break running processes.
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