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Difference between characters and bucky bits
- To: MOON at MIT-MC
- Subject: Difference between characters and bucky bits
- From: David Chapman <Zvona at MIT-AI>
- Date: Thu ,14 Jan 82 11:07:00 EDT
- Cc: BUG-LISPM at MIT-AI
- In-reply-to: The message of 14 Jan 82 01:33-EST from MOON at MIT-MC
MOON@MIT-MC 01/14/82 01:33:31 Re: Difference between characters and bucky bits
To: ZVONA at MIT-AI
CC: (BUG LISPM) at MIT-AI
Date: 12 January 1982 16:31-EST
From: David Chapman <ZVONA at MIT-AI>
Well, this is not a technical problem, because (tyo 839) prints <839>
If so, it must be a bug in the window system. It should complain that
the argument is not a character.
For a good time, (tyo 5.3678e78).
What happens if you (tyo 839) to a file? That is the issue. FORMAT
has to work for all kinds of streams, including files, not just windows.
There already are escape conventions for printing some printing
characters into files. Could these not be extended to cover