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Re: A suggestion about the T compiler
Thanks for the note. Seems like a reasonable suggestion, but maybe
there are reasons why the T implementers did it otherwise. I have
cc'ed this reply to the T-DISCUSSION mailing-list in case anyone
else wishes to comment on the issue.
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 87 23:37:50 EDT
From: William Moran <moran-william@YALE.ARPA>
Subject: A suggestion about the T compiler
Hi, I don't know who to send this to, so I'll send it to you assuming that
you will know who to send it to.
If in T, I say (compile-file 'foo) and I get foo.mobj, it seems to then
always be loaded when I say (load 'foo). This is normal and acceptable
behavior, UNLESS foo.t has been modified since foo.mobj was created.
Every other lisp I've ever seen will load the most recent one. if nothing
else, the system should say : "Hey I'm loading foo.mobj even though there is
a more recent foo.t" for a good example of what I mean, take a look at
gnuemacs when the autosave file is more recent than the file being edited.
This is just my $.02 worth.