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- To: ACW at MIT-AI, BUG-LISPM at MIT-AI
- From: Daniel L. Weinreb <DLW at MIT-AI>
- Date: Sun ,10 Aug 80 07:13:00 EDT
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
(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.