12.15.4 Loading logical pathnames

When load is given a logical pathname, it now uses the translated pathname when determining whether the file is source code or a fasl. That is, if

(translate-logical-pathname "HOST:FOO;bar.BIN")

then load will treat "HOST:FOO;bar.BIN" as a fasl on platforms where nfasl is fasl extension.

In LispWorks 4.4 and previous versions, load can incorrectly load it as a text file because .BIN was not recognised as a binary file type.

LispWorks Release Notes and Installation Guide - 18 Mar 2008