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Re: George, take a walk until your hat floats.

    Date: 25 January 1981 23:29-EST
    From: George J. Carrette <GJC at MIT-MC>

    ...  Does a LOAD on the LISPM really go outside of the language
    and parse what is in a ";" comment? Shouldn't that info be in
    package definitions, or at least be lisp readable in the file?
    With all the language purity and philosophy arguments I hear from
    Lispm people, I really wonder sometimes.

If we had a file system that would allow us to associate arbitrary
properties with files (property lists) then we wouldn't have to store
this information on the first line of the file.  It has nothing to do
with the LISP language.  Some files start out with a line saying
"-*-Mode:Text-*-", should that be "lisp readable"?  Take a walk George.