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Re: Where do .fasl files live?

In article <9111041857.AA06503@media-lab.media.mit.edu> lieber@media-lab.media.mit.edu (Henry Lieberman) writes:

>I've often wanted the following convention for fasl files:
>Every folder with source code also contains a subfolder named "Fasl"
>which holds fasl files for that folder.  The convention of adding a
>".fasl" file to the same directory seems like a holdover from the days
>where some file systems were not hierarchical.  The convention of
>having a separate folder for compiled files works out much better with
>the Mac's finder, especially if you, as I do, habitually use the By
>Icon view.  Even in the By Name view, a list of file names becomes
>twice as long if it includes the fasl files, and you do not always
>want to see this information.  It is easy enough to side-by-side the
>views if you want to see what source files have not been compiled or
>something like that.

It sounds like you're compensating for a weakness in the Finder.  If
the Finder would let us type a pathname to display (e.g.,
"hd40:hacks:*.lisp") it might alleviate the problem a little.

Alternatively someone could write a good directory editor for MCL,
maybe integrating it with Fred.  Has anyone done this already?
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