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VALUE "property" special to GET
- To: JONL at MIT-MC
- Subject: VALUE "property" special to GET
- From: Alan Bawden <ALAN at MIT-AI>
- Date: Thu, 2 Aug 79 06:34:00 GMT
- Cc: BUG-LISP at MIT-AI
- Original-date: 2 August 1979 02:34-EDT
How I got shafted should be obvious. I wrote a piece of code
that used the 'value property, and spent most of an evening trying
to figure out why this trivial code wouldn't work. ("well gee,
when I do a (plist 'foo) it says (value 777), so when I do a get...")
It's not trivial to catch on that get is doing this wierd special case.
If lap is the only thing to depend on this crock, then it seems
obvious that it should be flushed. (I mean you can just replace
(get x 'value) with (cdr (car x)) and it will do the right thing.