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- To: BUG-LISP at MIT-MC
- From: Robert W. Kerns <RWK at MIT-MC>
- Date: Fri, 26 Oct 79 02:51:00 GMT
- Cc: EAK at MIT-MC
- Original-date: 25 October 1979 22:51-EDT
Date: 22 October 1979 10:51-EDT
From: Earl A. Killian <EAK at MIT-MC>
Re: Effect of CR in symbols
I was sort of grossed out that FOO<cr>BAR read in as FOOBAR
instead of FOO<sp>BAR. I think it is highly non-obvious. When I
complained, the reason I got was that PRINT liked to print FOOBAR
as FOO<cr>BAR to avoid overflowing the linel. Seems poor to me.
That indeed was part of the original reason. The decision dates from before
ITS handled breaking of lines, I think.