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compile-file-pathname input-file &key output-file &allow-other-keys => pathname

Arguments and Values:

input-file---a pathname designator. (Default fillers for unspecified components are taken from *default-pathname-defaults*.)

output-file---a pathname designator. The default is implementation-defined.

pathname---a pathname.


Returns the pathname that compile-file would write into, if given the same arguments.

The defaults for the output-file are taken from the pathname that results from merging the input-file with the value of *default-pathname-defaults*, except that the type component should default to the appropriate implementation-defined default type for compiled files.

If input-file is a logical pathname and output-file is unsupplied, the result is a logical pathname. If input-file is a logical pathname, it is translated into a physical pathname as if by calling translate-logical-pathname. If input-file is a stream, the stream can be either open or closed. compile-file-pathname returns the same pathname after a file is closed as it did when the file was open. It is an error if input-file is a stream that is created with make-two-way-stream, make-echo-stream, make-broadcast-stream, make-concatenated-stream, make-string-input-stream, make-string-output-stream.

If an implementation supports additional keyword arguments to compile-file, compile-file-pathname must accept the same arguments.


See logical-pathname-translations.

Affected By: None.

Exceptional Situations:

An error of type file-error might be signaled if either input-file or output-file is wild.

See Also:

compile-file, pathname, logical-pathname, Section 20.1 (File System Concepts), Section 19.1.2 (Pathnames as Filenames)

Notes: None.

The following X3J13 cleanup issues, not part of the specification, apply to this section:

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