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Interned pathnames propagating bad information
- To: dlw at MIT-AI
- Subject: Interned pathnames propagating bad information
- From: David L. Andre <DLA at SCRC-TENEX>
- Date: Tue ,23 Mar 82 19:07:00 EDT
- Cc: MOON at SCRC-TENEX, BUG-LISPM at MIT-AI, TURNIP at MIT-AI,
BUG-ZWEI at SCRC-TENEX, DLA at SCRC-TENEX
I don't like any of these proposals for Set Package changing the mode
line. I would have been screwed many times by having that behavior.
Instead, why don't we have the following:
Set * (where * is Package, Base, etc.) will NOT update the mode line.
However, it will print a warning that the package is now different from
that in the mode line, and if you really want things to stay this way
you should do M-X Update Mode Line. This will not screw Moon and me,
and will help naive users to understand what is happening.
A possible extention is that numeric args to Set * will change the mode
line. To that I would be agreeable. But please don't make it a