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issue COMPILER-VERBOSITY, version 6
- To: barmar@Think.COM
- Subject: issue COMPILER-VERBOSITY, version 6
- From: Kent M Pitman <KMP@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
- Date: Mon, 13 Mar 89 14:10 EST
- Cc: CL-Compiler@SAIL.Stanford.EDU
- In-reply-to: <19890313165001.9.BARMAR@OCCAM.THINK.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 89 11:50 EST
From: Barry Margolin <barmar@Think.COM>
I see the benefit of :PRINT, but do we really need :VERBOSE?
At this stage of the game I don't see the need to add
gratuitous features like this.
The original reason this was generated is that some implementations
already offer this `gratuitous feature' and some users (e.g., me) want a
way to get them to turn it off. Adding a keyword is little extra effort
for those implementations not already providing the option; removing the
functionality is something I thought we'd get opposition to if we didn't
provide a way for people to switch it back on in implementations where
they were used to it.
Note, too, that the return value of compile-file gets lost if you put
calls to FORMAT in, so the rewrite is more complex if you care about
the data flow.