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Inits opening stuff
- To: kmp at MIT-MC
- Subject: Inits opening stuff
- From: Brian G. Schunck <BGS at MIT-AI>
- Date: Wed, 27 Feb 80 13:23:00 GMT
- Cc: SJOBRG at MIT-AI, GSB at MIT-AI, BUG-LISP at MIT-AI
- Original-date: 27 February 1980 08:23-EST
From: kmp@MIT-MC (Sent by ___045@MIT-MC)
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 80 21:03:20 GMT
Original-Date: 02/26/80 17:03:20 EDT
Subject: Re: Inits opening stuff
GSB gave me the magic incantation:
(CLOSE (PROG1 INFILE (INPUSH -1)))
to solve the problem.
That's okay for init files, but what about general loads?
The problem yesterday was caused by a user doing
(LOAD '((DSK FOO) JUNK DATA))
several times until he got his small, trivial file of test
data setup correctly for his application. The LOAD never
did a CLOSE after reading in the file, and the computation
never got anywhere close to doing a GC, which would have
forced closing. And the result of this was that the system
got more hopelessly wedged than I have ever seen it get!!!