Number: 1314

Date:  1-Jun-84 16':01':00

Submitter: le.pasa

Source: Dering.pasa

Subject: FLOPPY in EXACT mode still adds version numbers (see also AR#73)

Assigned To: 

Attn: Roach, Lisp

Status: Open


Problem Type: Bug

Impact: Serious

Difficulty: Moderate

Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Hopefully

System: Operating System

Subsystem: DLion Floppy



Lisp Version:  Fugue6

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Disposition: [8-JUL-84 KBR': I''ve complained to LISPCORE↑ about this sort of thing before, but no one''s budging.  This is really a FILEIO problem, not a FLOPPY problem.  I''m taking my name off the ATTN field & adding KAPLAN''s] [Kelly, I put your name back on. OPENFILE({FLOPPY}abc OUTPUT EXACT) still adds a version number. If you fix it *not* to add a version number, we''ll change the spec to allow "EXACT" to be a recognition mode in which only a character-for-character exact match is allowed, but that most devices won''t know about it initially.]'
["Masinter" "11-Sep-84 17':28':33" Subject': Attn': Disposition':]'
["Masinter" "11-Sep-84 17':46':29" Subject':]

Description: '
When a file is written to {FLOPPY} in LISP,  a version number is automatically supplied for the filename.  Since PILOT does not support version numbers,  the file cannot be read from floppy in the MESA environment.  This means that users cannot write  a new Prometheus.script  to floppy  within LISP.  '
In order to be comptabile with MESA there must be some method for writing files to floppy and suppressing version numbers.'


Test Case: 

Edit-By: Masinter

Edit-Date: 11-Sep-84 17':46':29