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Re: "What are you going to do about..."
- To: MOON at MIT-MC, KMP at MIT-MC, LISP-FORUM at MIT-MC
- Subject: Re: "What are you going to do about..."
- From: Daniel L. Weinreb <dlw at MIT-AI>
- Date: Sat ,27 Sep 80 13:35:00 EDT
- Sender: dlw at CADR6 at MIT-AI
Well, READ and the :TYI operation do something other than returning the
end-of-file character at end of file. Nobody said every input function
must return the end-of-file character when they get to the end; they
could return NIL, signal a condition, or anything they want. That
doesn't mean there shouldn't be and end-of-file character; it just means
that Lisp input functions are not all the same in their handling of
end-of-file, which is already true in Maclisp and can't be changed.