Number: 411

Date: 31-Mar-84 14':08':18

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: UNIX file names don''t work with UNPACKFILENAME

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Description: '
Date': 30 Mar 84 13':37 PST'
Subject': Lisp': unix file names don''t work with UNPACKFILENAME'
cc': kipps@Rand-unix'
Lisp-System-Date': 29-Mar-84 17':34':40'
Machine-Type': Dorado'
When I tried to LOADFROM(ELLIE), it didn''t add ELLIE to FILELST when I got done.'
I tracked this problem down to the fact that ROOTFILENAME(/a/rosie/rosie2.4/ELLIE.;2) returned /a/rosie/rosie2.4/ELLIE rather than ELLIE. '
I don''t know why LOADFROM of a file requires ROOTFILENAME to work that way, especially since I was loading the file from a Tenex. (This might be two separate ARs, but leave it as one for now.)'
Date': 31-Mar-84 21':25':18 PST'
Subject': Re': AR 411': UNIX file names don''t work with UNPACKFILENAME'
In-reply-to': Your message of 31 Mar 84 14':08':41 PST (Saturday)'
To': Sannella'
This should be passed on to someone else.  Although I have thought about the issues and will be glad to offer advice, I have no interest in solving the general filename problem.  I think that an XSISer should be assigned responsibility for interfacing to various customer file configurations.'
Please assign this to someone else.'
Date':  2 APR 84 12':55 PST'
From': JONL.PA'
Subject': Re': [': Re': AR 411': UNIX file names don''t work with UNPACKFILENAME]'
To':   Sannella, LispSupport'
cc':   JONL'
In response to the message sent   2 Apr 84 08':33 PST from'
For some time now, I''ve been lobbying for a "smarter" UNPACKFILENAME -- it'
would solve a lot of other problems too.'
Basically, UNPACKFILENAME would have to know the operating system type'
of the name for which it is unpacking; generally the HOST name can be found'
in a OS-independent way (i.e., it is the string between the { and }, or'
it is supplied by default from the connected directory).  Of course, an '
additional optional argument would be added to the user-level functions so '
that the automatic default could be overrided with an explicit OS name.'
Amongst the other kinds of problems it would solve are the automatic'
uppercasification of file names (some file systems are case-sensitive, and'
others alledgedly aren''t); and possibly the EXACT feature wanted by Gumby'
and Roach.'
Whether or not I could work on this problem is dependent on the priority of'
the other items on my queue.'


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Edit-By: Sannella.PA

Edit-Date:  2-Apr-84 15':55':04

Attn: Lisp

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System: Operating System

Subsystem: Generic File Operations



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Frequency: Intermittent

Impact: Annoying

Priority: Perhaps

Status: Open

Problem Type: Bug

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