A pathname designator.
Arguments passed to
A generalized boolean.
The function load-data-file loads a fasl file created by dump-forms-to-file or with-output-to-fasl-file.
load-data-file has the same semantics as
, but treats fasl files differently:
is intended to work with data files generated in a previous version of LispWorks. In particular you can load data files generated by LispWorks 4.3, LispWorks 4.4 and LispWorks 5.0 into LispWorks 5.1.
Fasl files generated by dump-forms-to-file or with-output-to-fasl-file must only be loaded using
The pathname specified by
must be recognized as a fasl file type, otherwise
will load it as a text file.
The default fasl file type in LispWorks 5.0 and later differs to LispWorks 4.x on Windows and Linux, as described in compile-file. Therefore you may need to do something like this to ensure your LispWorks 4.x data file is recognized as a fasl file when loading it in this version of LispWorks:
(cons "fsl" sys::*binary-file-types*)))
type in LispWorks 5.0 and later is larger than in LispWorks 4.x on Windows and Linux. A
dumped in a LispWorks 4.x data file will be loaded as a
in LispWorks 5.0 and later if its value is within the
LispWorks Reference Manual - 12 Mar 2008