[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[no subject]

Barf.  I have no desire to be compatible with SAIL.  I don't think that
a system like LISP should hide winning features of the operating system,
unless the user desires it for compatibility.  What is wrong with
allowing the user to win if he is on ITS?  It doesn't make programs
that are written in the matter you want to ENFORCE not work!  One can
always write fully compatible programs by doing (CLOSE (RENAMEF ...))

Or, alternatively, one could have (SSTATUS RENAMEF NIL)
Or the other compatibility hack, already in use for a lot of other
operating-system dependent stuff, by

It's cretinous to have to do
(SYSCAL 0 'RENMWO foo-file #FOO #BAR)
Talk about operating-system dependence!