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Re: [Axiom-developer] RE: [Gcl-devel] ANSI test Windows OPEN.* failures

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] RE: [Gcl-devel] ANSI test Windows OPEN.* failures
Date: 29 Nov 2004 20:25:01 -0500
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"Mike Thomas" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Camm.
> | I see exactly the same thing you report below in Linux.
> |
> | cell-error-name might still just be a placeholder symbol.  See
> | unixport/ansi_cl.lisp.
> |
> | error system still needs lots of work, but this should not be your
> | problem at present, unless I misunderstand again!
> |
> | Please keep us posted.
> These were indeed fruitful comments.
> I decided last night to assume that the GCL error handling bugs are the same
> on Linux as on Windows and that the real problem to solve in building Axiom
> was not the error handling but the root cause of the error.
> It turned out that the Spad compiler was unable to create a new file if the
> file's proposed directory did not exist.  I solved this with
> "ENSURE-DIRECTORIES-EXIST" in the function "get-io-index-stream" in
> "src/interpreter/nlib.lisp.pamphlet" and when I left for work this morning
> the spad compiler was happily doing algebra in the LAYER0COPY target in the
> Makefile.
> Why the Linux version of:
>   (open index-file :direction :io :if-exists :overwrite
>                      :if-does-not-exist :create)
> apparently builds the directory automatically I must yet discover, but now
> that I know where the error is, that should not be a problem.

Wonderful news, Mike!  You da man!  Please let me know if discovering
this error poses any problems.

> I was using CVS GCL to build Axiom.

An even better data point.  But in general, I'd like to try to avoid
depending on CVS head for building other apps until release.  We will
draw quite a few distracting bug reports that way, I think.

Take care,

> Cheers
> Mike Thomas.
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Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
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