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- To: ALAN at MIT-MC, GSB at MIT-MC
- Subject: :PUNT-YOURSELF
- From: RWK at MIT-MC (Robert W. Kerns)
- Date: Tue, 3 Feb 81 22:38:00 GMT
- Cc: (BUG LISP) at MIT-MC
- Original-date: 3 FEB 1981 1738-EST
C'mon, turkeys, just because the implementation of user objects in MacLisp is
less than stellar is no reason to assume (erroneously) that code which sends
messages cannot be transportable. In fact, such an assumption is BLATANTLY
FALSE. I have much code which I expect to run under NIL's FLAVOR system which
do not expect to have to change a single SEND for. Message passing is supposed
to buy you independence of implementation, remember?
Writing it without a colon will be possible when the code which allows colons
for the other method names is installed.
The fact that these involve MacLisp's USERHUNKS and SFA's is totally irrelevant
to this discussion. This implementation will not be transported, but CODE
SENDING MESSAGES USING THESE NAMES CERTAINLY WILL.