Sure, there's also osicat, but since listing a directory is such a basic
function, it should not be necessary to load anything but the
implementation's core to do a nice listing it. Since SBCL already has a
directory function it should have non-truenames listing which is, in my
humble oppinion, a must. So instead of just loading a package, I thought it
would be nice to have a better directory function builtin. ;D
I'm going to try my patch with the latest sbcl code when I have time
(in about a day or two).
Anyway, thanks for your interest in my problem, it's really
I just hope that after all I went through to make that extension, it doesn't
just get trashed silently, I'll make any modification to it in order to make
it good enough (I think it's good, but not sure if what do the devels think
about it). I'm going to add tests for it this weekend and something that
could be called documentation for it (it's usage is quite simple but anyway).
PD: First time messing with mailing lists, I wasn't aware that emails would
not be from sbcl-devel@..., so I sent this reply directly
to the address used to post the message to this list. :P
On Mon, 2008-11-17 at 18:27 -0500, Liam Healy wrote:
> Apparently http://weitz.de/cl-fad/ has with-directory-iterator; in any
> case it seems to have a lot of, well, "files and directories" type
> things. I've not tried it, but Edi's software is always really good.
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 6:23 PM, Liam Healy <lnp@...> wrote:
> > I recently came across this:
> > http://www.cliki.net/WITH-DIRECTORY-ITERATOR and thought it might be
> > what you are looking for, but I have cl-utilities loaded and it is not
> > present in the version I have loaded. (I notice it says it is a
> > "proposal".) However, maybe someone has done some work towards its
> > implementation.
> > Liam