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Re: Issue: PATHNAME-WILD (version 5)

    Date: Mon, 12 Jun 89  18:05:17 CDT
    From: David N Gray <Gray@DSG.csc.ti.com>

    >     The Explorer permits DELETE-FILE on a wild pathname, meaning to delete
    >     all files that match.
    > I don't think this should be a mandated feature, but we can add it to current
    > practice.  Do you think this feature of the Explorer is good or a wart?  I.e.
    > would you like the proposal to say that the consequences are unspecified, or
    > would you like the proposal to require the Explorer to change?

    I think it's a useful feature (especially on a Lisp Machine where Lisp
    is the operating system command language); I'd prefer "consequences
    are unspecified" so that this would be a permissible extension.