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Default :ELEMENT-TYPE for OPEN (Documentation Bug)
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 90 14:59 PST
From: Stephen Nicoud <email@example.com>
CLtL is not the relevant document here.
and the Symbolics manual "Reference Guide to Streams, Files, and
IO" (Manual 5, Genera 7.2) say that 'STRING-CHAR is the default for
If you do Show Documentation Open in either 7.2 or 7.4 you will get
the correct documentation.
I couldn't find a hardcopy Vol 5 for my earlier reply to Keith Price.
Indeed, the hardcopy documentation is incorrect, and the online record
File-Opening Options is incorrect. Also, the online record File-Opening
Options contains many references to symbols such as ZL-USER:STRING-CHAR
and ZL-USER:WRITE-CHAR which should be corrected.
I'm not sure I understand the relationship between the online and the
printed document. I note that the printed document has these problems
both on page 131 and on page 144.