[R6RS] (delete-file <doesn't-exist>), (delete-file <can't-delete>)

R. Kent Dybvig dyb at cs.indiana.edu
Sun Jan 7 13:54:20 EST 2007

> What should the behavior of `delete-file' be on files that:
> - don't exist
> - can't be deleted
> Implementations seem to differ on this point.  Depending on the
> answer, this may or may not raise the question of what the return
> value should be.  (Chez, for example, appears to return a boolean
> indicating whether the deletion was sucessful.)
> (My personal preference would be to raise an exception with condition
> type &file-system in both cases.)

That is my preference as well.


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