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- To: MOON at MIT-MC, (BUG LISP) at MIT-MC, GSB at MIT-ML
- Subject: siot/cla/cli/its/usr.....
- From: GLS at MIT-MC (Guy L. Steele, Jr.)
- Date: Mon, 24 Apr 78 22:00:00 GMT
- Original-date: 24 APR 1978 1700-EST
From: MOON at MIT-MC (David A. Moon)
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 78 07:00:22 GMT
Original-Date: 04/24/78 03:00:22 EDT
Subject: Re: siot/cla/cli/its/usr.....
The best conceptual fix would be for lisp to have a filemode which said
'read this file in image [binary] mode but give me the contents in ascii
bytes'. The utility of this for random devices is (i hope) obvious;
i don't know, but suspect that it might be meaningful on systems other
I HEARTILY AGREE.
Barf. There is a way to say IMAGE, but that has nothing to do with the
low bit getting dropped. The problem is that the CLI/CLA convention is
a piece of shit, and there should be a system call which takes a CLA
channel and returns the names of the interrupter.