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[mcvax!ukc!its63b!aiva!jeff: T operations, etc]
Date: 24 Mar 88 22:14:27 GMT
From: mcvax!ukc!its63b!aiva!jeff at uunet.uu.net (Jeff Dalton)
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Re: T operations, etc
Organization: Dept. of AI, Univ. of Edinburgh, UK
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>I've just discovered that T version 3 has an as-far-as-I-can-tell
>undocumented syntax for operations. [...]
> ((operation-name (self op-name next first) . args) . body)
I'd just noticed that myself. Perhaps it is "unreleased", as the T
2.8 release notes used to say of experimental things.
> How many other wonderful things are hiding in T3.0 that people
>don't know about because of the (lack of up-to-date) documentation?
It works the other way too: the LOCALE special form has stopped
working despite being documented in the manual and in Stephen Slade's
book. Nonetheless, I suspect the release notes cover most of the
changes (they cover the LOCALE one) and so expect that the number of
further surprises will be small.
>On a similar note... Has anyone succeeded in re-compiling & linking T3.0,
>or of suspending a T system?
I have not tried rebuilding T, but I have no trouble suspending it
with csh job control on a Sun.
> Has anyone else in Europe/UK got T3.0?
Why, yes: I have one, and I know of at least two others. We should
keep in touch.
Jeff Dalton, JANET: J.Dalton@uk.ac.ed
AI Applications Institute, ARPA: J.Daltonemail@example.com
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