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Generic Pathnames and Buffer Plist Attributes

In Symbolics 3600 Zwei in Release 6.1, IP-TCP 29.13, 6-1-Patches 1.11,
AISite 13.4, Macsyma 310.35, Experimental RELATUS 147.24,
microcode TMC5-MIC 336, FEP 127, FEP0:>v127-lisp.flod(2),
FEP0:>v127-loaders.flod(2), FEP0:>v127-info.flod(2),
FEP0:>v127-debug.flod(1), on Lisp Machine Jim Morrison:

In addition to the know lossage of attribute lists, this crock further
compounds the lossage.  A single coherent data structure should be used that
avoids the problem of having to maintain consistency between these two, lest
they mysteriously screw when you least expect it.  Another example of the
``invisible foot:'' it kicks you where and when you least expect it. (A
variant on neo-classical economics).  Anyway, I have my own crock to make this
crock do the right thing.