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GET of a HUNK
- To: RLB at MIT-MC
- Subject: GET of a HUNK
- From: JONL at MIT-MC (Jon L White)
- Date: Sat, 14 Feb 81 01:03:00 GMT
- Cc: (BUG LISP) at MIT-MC
- Original-date: 13 FEB 1981 2003-EST
Date: 12 February 1981 23:39-EST
From: Richard L. Bryan <RLB at MIT-MC>
How much cpu time have YOU wasted waiting for your program to run,
when it turns out it was looping infinitely, doing GET off some extend?
Myself, probably more cup time wasted than anyone else. Maybe than all
others put together. I ALWAYS SAID THAT HUNKS SHOULD PASS THE ATOM TEST!!
SOOOO, I've just edited in the source the code for GET and GETL to
distinguish between LIST non-atoms and HUNK non-atoms, and return () for
the latter. Funny thing, I noticed a savings in the main GET loop, so
it is now two instructions shorter (5 instead of 7). Why that wasn't
noticed before? oh well.
Will be installed in XLISP 2075, which will be ready within the hour.