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bugs in tops-10 lisp (from FININ@mit-ai)
- To: DEWOLF at WPAFB-AFAL
- Subject: bugs in tops-10 lisp (from FININ@mit-ai)
- From: Howard I. Cannon <HIC at MIT-MC>
- Date: Sat, 14 Apr 79 20:59:00 GMT
- Cc: BUG-LISP at MIT-MC, FININ at MIT-AI
- Original-date: 14 April 1979 15:59-EST
 .INI files
Initialization files are not being read properly. More
often than not, some characters in a .INI file are mis-read.
Can you give a specific example of this. INI files seem to work on other systems.
Sending an init file that fails would be greatly appreciated.
 Supressing a .INI file
There is no way to supress the reading of a .INI file. Specifically,
RUN COM:NLISP; .
Yeah, on eof these days when I get off my butt....
 BPS space fixed
From Peter Dewolf[1,762] on April 5, 1979 at 2:44 PM
I recall seeing (during my scan of lisp.new) that they were adding assembly
conditionals based on processor type--ka, ki, kl. If you are on a ki or kl
running under a virtual memory monitor, you can do core allocation with PAGE.
UUOs, which allow you to allocate a page anywhere you want. The only thing
you have to be careful of doing is shrinking core with a CORE UUO, which will
deallocate the non-contiguous pages too. Given this fact, I wonder why they
complain about tops-10? Maybe they don7t want to do much work on a tops-10
version of maclisp, and hence do not want to have to write code that will
check if you are using a vm monitor (which is easy to check) and do page. uuo
core allocation if so. (another probelm with that is that individual users
may or may not have the ability to go virtual. I would hope that they could
use page. uuos within their physical cormax, though!)
Use of Tops-10 VM is planned. I will probably hack this during the summer sometime
at CMU, and will have a version ready for release by September if all goes well.
 ^U disabled
From Peter Dewolf[1,762] on April 5, 1979 at 2:36 PM
is it my imagination, or does ^U no longer work in nlisp to erase the
Yes indeed, ^U has been disabled. I don't know if there is a substitute,
or if one can be programed easily.
Hmmm...yeah, default is character mode I/O. If you do an (SSTATUS LINMODE T) you
will probably get ^U processing.
As a whole, this versions seems to run pretty well.