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Re: Proposed schedule for change from "/" to "\"
- To: Guy.Steele at CMU-10A
- Subject: Re: Proposed schedule for change from "/" to "\"
- From: George J. Carrette <GJC at MIT-MC>
- Date: Tue ,20 Jan 81 11:40:00 EDT
- Cc: LISP-FORUM at MIT-MC
Date: 20 January 1981 0952-EST (Tuesday)
From: Guy.Steele at CMU-10A
In order to convert files quickly, maybe a simple EMACS command
could be consed up to convert a file from "/" to "\".
Certainly. KMP may already have one, otherwise I doubt
he would have offered to convert macsyma. The existence
of such a command is the main argument for making the
"\" <=> "/" switch all at once, because it is natural to
fully convert a file you are working on, instead of
going through a two-stage process (there are cases, albeit
strange, where having both "\" and "/" quote will make
it difficult to write something in such a way that it
will mean the same thing when the quoteness of "/" is
removed). The main thing is that you want to convert
files as you work on them, and you want to be reminded
to do the conversion on an unconverted file.