Number: 1738

Date: 31-Jul-84 13':07':29

Submitter: Wallace

Source: Wallace

Subject: FILESLOAD won''t load files with same name as system files

Assigned To: 

Attn: Masinter

Status: Open


Problem Type: Design - UI

Impact: Annoying



Priority: Hopefully

System: Programming Environment

Subsystem: File Package

Machine: 1132


Lisp Version: 30-Jul-84 03':04':50

Source Files: 

Microcode Version: 5124

Memory Size: 4096

File Server: 

Server Software Version: 


Description: It''s really annoying that filecom variables are actually variables that are haphazardly made out of the filename.  Two ways in which this screwed me recently':'
MOVE-WINDOWS': I can''t look at its filecoms without doing (EVAL ''MOVE-WINDOWSCOMS) because the filename gets treated as CLISP. [lmm - I think this is bogus and could not reproduce]'
(FILESLOAD WINDOW).  Window is a file I created.  I have to do (LOAD ''{PHYLUM}<WALLACE>EMACS>WINDOW) because there''s already some file called WINDOW ({eris}<lispcore>sources>window) loaded into the sysout. 


Test Case: 

Edit-By: Masinter

Edit-Date: 17-Aug-84 14':15':36