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Re: Getting an application's name
- To: email@example.com (Brian F Williams)
- Subject: Re: Getting an application's name
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill St. Clair)
- Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1993 16:14:28 -0500
- Cc: info-mcl
At 3:56 PM 9/30/93 +0000, Brian F Williams wrote:
> Hi. When I save out a new application, it saves quite a bit
>of state. I wrote a function which checks to see if any of the
>information in the saved application is obsolete, and if so, it
>reloads it. The problem is that this method seems to be breaking
>on some other people's version of MCL. The problem code is
>(def-load-pointers reload-invalid-logs ()
> (let ((application-last-saved (file-write-date (format nil "~A~A"
> (%get-string (%int-to-ptr #$curapname))))))
> My question: is there a better way to do this? It doesn't
>have to be platform independent. I'm just looking for something that
>doesn't rely so heavily on MCL internals.
Your way should work, and I'm surprised that it doesn't always do so.
The following is a little nicer (to my aesthetic sense) way of getting
the name of the running application::
(concatenate 'string "ccl:" (%get-string (%int-to-ptr #$curapname)))