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- To: JONL at MIT-MC
- Subject: SEND
- From: Robert W. Kerns <RWK at MIT-MC>
- Date: Tue, 14 Jul 81 19:25:00 GMT
- Cc: BUG-LISP at MIT-MC
- In-reply-to: The message of 5 Jul 81 01:12-EDT from Jon L White <JONL at MIT-MC>
- Original-date: Tuesday, 14 July 1981, 15:25-EDT
Date: 5 July 1981 01:12-EDT
From: Jon L White <JONL at MIT-MC>
To: BUG-LISP at MIT-MC
(SEND <foo>-CLASS 'PRINT) results in ILOPR.
so does the sending of a variety of other msgs, including :PRINT-SELF.
Admittedly, the :PRINT-SELF msg might require all those silly extra
args that PRINT-OBJECT takes, but why can't the PRINT methods default
them to appropriate values?
At least, it shouldn't ILOPR, but die more gracefully.
Why not fix LISP's LSUBR calling sequence, which is at fault here?
Note that the PRINT method is an OBSOLETE name for :PRINT-SELF.
Why not just call the function PRINT, which does the defaulting for