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Scheme broken on OZ today.
- To: GJC at MIT-OZ
- Subject: Scheme broken on OZ today.
- From: GLR at MIT-MC
- Date: Sat, 20 Nov 82 20:43:00 GMT
- Cc: BUG-LISP at MIT-OZ, FEINBERG at MIT-OZ, GJS at MIT-OZ, HAL at MIT-OZ, HANSON at MIT-OZ, RWK at SCRC
- In-reply-to: The message of 20 Nov 1982 12:46-EST from GJC
- Original-date: Saturday, 20 November 1982 15:43-EST
- Sender: GLR at MIT-OZ
I am responsible for the SCHEME lossage. Tried patching the
binary via a RPLACA on the file system, but the filesystem
put LISP.EXE.2130 into limbo instead and SCHEME lost.
Even though "Many sites around the country are running
perfectly well with old versions of Maclisp,"
there are bugs in MACLISP: programs that ran on ITS don't
run in TOPS-20. Several months ago I sent in a bug report
and nothing was done; I patched EXE.2129 and asked where the
canonical sources were. EXE.2130 didn't have the patch,
so I edited the sources on OZ and tried to repatch EXE.2130,
Who is doing the maintenance? Where are the canonical sources?
It is pointless to extend MACLISP even to put in CODE and DATA space;
you're begging for a raft of new bugs. The reliability and
readibility of COMPLR alone should be persuasive enough to
kill that notion. And just for a factor of 2?