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Am I the insane one or what?
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1993 18:21 EST
From: Barry Margolin <barmar@Think.COM>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1993 16:06 EST
From: Martin Mallinson <Martin@VEGA.cmt.dialnet.symbolics.com>
Is it only me that thinks this is hot shit or what?
That example (replace-fep-block) isn't even close to the "hot shit" I've
done with this machine! I once spent an afternoon manually calling
SI:DISK-READ, displaying the disk array as a string, figuring out what
FEP file it belonged to, manually constructing a new directory file (a
disk error had screwed up the FEP root directory) -- basically, I was
doing the kind of stuff Norton Utilities does.
For a good time, try (SI:PRINT-FEP-FILESYSTEM 0).
I lose nearly all my wizardly powers when I'm forced to deal with an OS
for which I don't have sources. Luckily we have a SunOS source
license (but I wish there were a SunOS Meta-dot).
My favorite "you can't do that with Unix" was patching the VM page-fault
handler on my running machine, realizing I made a mistake when I landed
in the FEP (ROM debugger, to non LispMites), and just unpatching it and
Even with a source license I'm not sure I could do that on SunOS.