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Horrendous EOF typeout still exists
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 86 20:13 EST
From: Randy Parker <PARKER@MIT-REAGAN.ARPA>
When a c-sh-E (or the like) is done on a "form" lacking
proper closing of parentheses, a "read error: end of file"
occurs and the entire form to that point is displayed
in the typein area, scrolling at high speed.
Why not truncate it with just enough prinlevel and prinlength to read
it, or give him an option to do Find Unbalanced Parens?
The current solution isn't one.
This happens in neither Release 6.1 nor the current experimental
Symbolics system. Both properly beep at you and print "unbalanced
parentheses" in the typein area.
Since you didn't include a standard bug-report banner in your message, I
can't tell what system you are talking about. Was it, perhaps, the LMI