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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: 01 Dec 2004 10:15:05 -0500
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Mike Thomas <address@hidden> writes:

> Camm Maguire wrote:
> >>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.
> You'll be pleased to know I finally managed to set up a reasonably
> stable DeMudi Linux system and checked out HEAD GCL's "open" - it does
> not unexpectedly make non-existent directories per my earlier guess.
> I think that the Windows Axiom build is producing harmless
> messages/warnings during the build which are not produced on Linux,
> which lead to the need for the directory "AHYP.erlib"; it was that
> directory which caused the major barf on Windows.

Mike, are the warnings not issues on Linux, or is the warning
reporting code failing on Windows?  If the latter, can we isolate to a
lisp command?

> The database build bug looks like a pathname bug which I will also
> have to track down when I have more time - until then I am copying the
> daase files by hand halfway through the build.

I think this is the pathname-name case issue Tim reported.  Please let
me know if not.

> Putting all this aside, I've today built Axiom on two Windows boxes -
> XP (PIV) and 2000 Pro (AMD64) and once built it runs like a 'ken
> bought one' on both machines (text only).  Now that I'm understanding
> the Axiom source code layout a little better I'm finding it relatively
> easy to work with - it reminds me of Haskell.


Take care,

> It's now 10 pm, I started at 5.30 am and we're in the middle of a beta
> release at work so I'm going to sleep otherwise I won't survive the
> week.
> Cheers
> Mike Thomas.
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Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
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