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    Date:  9 AUG 1980 1902-EDT
    From: ACW at MIT-AI (Allan C. Wechsler)

    In system 29.95 NWS, with microcode 669, on LISP Machine Eleven:

    I hate to be a noodge, but why does (format t ...) return NIL?
    This is a great inconvenience when writing code like
      (and condition
           (format t "Yes, it is true.")
             ... )


For the record, I don't want FORMAT changed.  I disliked this reasoning
when it was applied in Maclisp to PRINT and friends, also.  The above
programming style is really poor, and I don't think we should alter the
system to encourage it.  I currently feel that the use of AND and OR
as cheapo conditionals is not stylistically desirable; the above example
calls for COND, not AND.