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- To: RWK at SCRC-TENEX
- Subject: Various flames
- From: David L. Andre <DLA at MIT-AI>
- Date: Sun ,10 Jan 82 16:30:00 EDT
- Cc: RMS at MIT-AI, DLA at MIT-AI, BUG-LISPM at MIT-AI
Date: Sunday, 10 January 1982, 04:23-EST
From: Robert W. Kerns <RWK at SCRC-TENEX>
Date: 6 January 1982 00:43-EST
From: Richard M. Stallman <RMS at MIT-AI>
Perhaps it only works in MIT systems. I don't know the right way to
conditionalize a patch that is for SYSTEM at MIT, only.
Perhaps there should be an MIT patchable system, for all MIT specific
stuff. Certainly anything which is MIT only doesn't belong in SYSTEM.
The solution which has been used is that patchable subsystems may be
loaded anywhere. Any patches which affect the subsystem should be
loaded there, and not in System. This allows a large number of systems
to be maintained separately and without conflict.
I also don't think that you can define a "standard MIT system"; there's
too many special interest groups. The standard system should be
"System", and anything else loaded in as needed.