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Writing DREI in FORMAT language, etc.
- To: (BUG LISPM) at MIT-AI, RMS at MIT-AI, HENRY at MIT-AI
- Subject: Writing DREI in FORMAT language, etc.
- From: GLS at MIT-AI (Guy L. Steele, Jr.)
- Date: Sat ,1 Mar 80 14:26:00 EDT
CC: GLS at MIT-AI
I was aware that it is rather fruitless to make FORMAT
be too powerful -- after all, one can always use LISP!
But then again, creeping featurism... Anyway, I'd like
to point out that I haven't implemented anything which
wasn't either a bug fix or a feature I want to use now
for some purpose (i.e. in the next week). I carefully
resisted putting anything in just because of elegance.
(In particular, I avoided putting in Q-registers, much
as I was tempted to, to solve a tab problem!) -- Quux