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Re: Use of strings in PDP10 MACLISP

There has been a lot of commentary on the two notes reproduced below
and I've copied it to a file MC:LSPMAI;STRING BARMAR for reference.
    Date: 28 September 1980 20:22-EDT
    From: Barry Margolin <BARMAR at MIT-MC>
    Subject: "strings"
    To: BUG-LISP at MIT-MC
    Why does (equal "a" "a") return NIL?
    Date: 29 SEP 1980 0910-EDT
    From: KMP at MIT-MC (Kent M. Pitman)
    The primary use of "..." is to get an object which prints a 
    certain way... "..." is defined on non-Multics Maclisp to return 
    an UNINTERNED SYMBOL which has been SETQ'd to itself (so that it 
Sad to say, no one seems to have thought of telling BARMAR to use the
macLISP STRING package.  The initial setting of the " macro in PDP10
MacLISP is indeed for a minimal kind of compatibility, but for a real
STRING implementation, one should load in the out-of-core package
Some minimal documentation can be found in the source files 
Similar files exist on the MacLISP distribution to TOPS-10/20 sites.