Number: 662

Date: 11-Apr-84 18':20':03

Submitter: masinter.PA

Source: masinter

Subject: SAMEDIR broken': causes MAKEFILE not to work

Lisp Version: 8 Apr 84

Description: '
Date': 10 Apr 84 17':39 PST'
Subject': Lisp': SAMEDIR broken': causes MAKEFILE not to work'
Lisp System Date':  8-Apr-84 18':02':02'
Machine': Dorado (Plaza)'
Microcode version': 24,4'
Memory size': 10000'
Frequency': Always'
Impact': Fatal'
If you have SAMEDIR loaded, and you MAKEFILE a file into a directory that you aren''t connected to, it quietly doesn''t write the file, because underneath a NLSETQ on MAKEFILEFORMS it tries to UNPACKFILENAME on a list of directory names.'
This is Fatal because I almost lost an afternoon''s work when I did a MAKEFILES and walked away.'
Date': 13 Apr 84 11':49 PST'
Subject': Re; AR 662': SAMEDIR broken'
To': Masinter'
cc': LispSupport'
I assert that you probably had SAMEDIR loaded from <LispUsers> instead of <LispCore>Library>, yet had <LispCore>Sources>ABC loaded.  This state could happen given confusion in the setting of DIRECTORIES (now fixed, I believe), and the unfortunate state of having SAMEDIR on both LispUsers and Lisp>Library (also now fixed, I think).'


Test Case: 

Edit-By: Sannella.PA

Edit-Date: 27-Jun-84 14':09':04


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System: Programming Environment

Subsystem: File Package



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Memory Size: 

File Server: 

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Difficulty: Easy

Frequency: Intermittent

Impact: Fatal

Priority: Hopefully

Status: Declined

Problem Type: Documentation

Source Files: