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- To: JONL at MIT-MC, (BUG LISP) at MIT-MC
- From: HIC at MIT-MC (Howard I. Cannon)
- Date: Sun, 10 Dec 78 08:28:00 GMT
- Original-date: 10 DEC 1978 0328-EST
Date: 9 DEC 1978 1327-EST
From: JONL at MIT-MC (Jon L White)
Why doesn't the LISP system do the DELETEF necessary before
doing a RENAMEF on the DEC10 implementations? I.e., if
a file FOO.BAR already exists, then it is necessary to delete it
before (RENAMEF '(FOO.NEW) '(FOO.BAR)) will win.
On Tops-10 people do not expect to be able to superceed a file by renaming it.
Therefore, to have LISP do the DELETEF stands a chance of causing lossage. Not
having it do the rename can never cause loss of information.
I don't think it should be changed.