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- To: kmp at MIT-MC
- From: David L. Andre <DLA at MIT-AI>
- Date: Thu ,14 Jan 82 05:39:00 EDT
- Cc: BUG-LISPM at MIT-AI, DLA at MIT-AI
kmp@MIT-MC 01/14/82 04:32:29
To: (BUG LISPM) at MIT-AI
In System 78.33, ...
Why is there no (PRINTF "...")? That would be a great utility to have around.
I hate having to do System-E and M-X View File ... COPYF would be useful, too.
Presumably COPYF would be like PRINTF except it would expect a filename to
open and then would PRINTF the file to the stream. PRINTF would take an optional
There is already (FS:VIEWF file &optional output-stream), which views a
file. It wouldn't really serve as a copier, however, because it does
:FRESH-LINE first. I am working on a copying subsystem...
It is my opinion that VIEWF should be in global. When I proposed that a
while ago, however, few agreed.