Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#254 closed defect (wontfix)

Shall we make open-output-file overwrite existing files?

Reported by: cowan Owned by: alexshinn
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: WG1 - Core Keywords:


As there'll most probably be file-specs in the big language, we could go ahead and just specify a behavior for "open-output-file" on already-existing files (proposal: overwrite). Other behaviors could then be specified with what can be found in the large report. --Denis Washington

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by cowan

Racket, Chez, Ikarus, Ypsilon, Mosh, Scheme 9 complain if the file exists.

Gauche, MIT, Gambit, Chicken, Bigloo, Scheme48/scsh, Guile, Kawa, SISC, Chibi, SCM, Larceny, IronScheme?, SigScheme? overwrite the file.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by cowan

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

WG1 rejected this proposal, leaving the behavior unspecified.

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