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- To: (BUG LISP) at MIT-AI
- To: JPG at MIT-MC, (BUG LISP) at MIT-MC, RWK at MIT-MC
- From: MOON@MIT-AI
- From: RWK at MIT-MC (Robert W. Kerns)
- Date: Fri, 23 Sep 78 09:31:33 GMT
- Date: Sat, 23 Sep 78 05:38:00 GMT
- Original-date: 09/23/78 05:31:33 EDT
- Original-date: 23 SEP 1978 0138-EDT
Date: 22 SEP 1978 1514-EDT
From: GLS at MIT-MC (Guy L. Steele, Jr.)
Subject: <HSNAME>;<XUNAME> <FOO>
To: JPG at MIT-MC, (BUG LISP) at MIT-MC, RWK at MIT-MC
I AM UNCLEAR ON THE EXACT SEMANTICS OF HSNAME, BUT
PERHAPS IT IS THE CORRECT THING TO MAKE (STATUS UDIR) USE IT??
No, (STATUS UDIR) should continue to return the SNAME on startup.
(STATUS HOMEDIR) should probably return the same as (STATUS USERID) on
TOPS-10, and I assume on other non-ITS's as well. On ITS, it should
just return the result of a .SUSET [.RHSNAME,,R] converted to an atom.
LISP should get it's init file from <HSNAME>;<XUNAME> LISP
Note that this is simpler than what is now, which checks on (INIT) as well.
However, an additional feature would be to also check for a file
<HSNAME>;* LISP which would be a way for all users of a directory to
share a LISP init. DDT will have this feature, and LISP might as well too.
Also, I'm putting in a .BREAK 12, to ask DDT to lookup the HSNAME of another
user. How about having (STATUS HOMEDIR <xuname>) get this info from DDT
and return it? This would be useful for running other people's init as a