Number: 780

Date: 19-Apr-84 16':12':22

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: Want fast, restartable, extensible pretty printer

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Description: '
Date': 18 APR 84 23':25 PST'
Subject': want fast, restartable, extensible pretty printer'
To':   lispsupport'
cc':   JonL'
A number of users have complained about the problems of DEDit performance on very long list structures or functions. The standard response has been that the problem is in the pretty printer.'
Also, JonL spent a year struggling against the current prettyprinter, which has a number of non=features, but bad performance problems with prettyprint macros which are ignored by DEdit anyway...'
AR here is Wish, but impact overall is Moderate, problem type is Design-UI (and Design-Impl), difficulty is Hard.'


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Edit-By: Masinter.PA

Edit-Date: 20-Apr-84 14':23':29

Attn: Sheil, lisp

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Disposition: [lmm': This is really for DEdit. Just because it is long standing doesn''t mean we still don''t need it. (I just heard more complaints e.g., from Marti@rand about the DEdit performance on big data structures.)]

System: Programming Environment

Subsystem: Code Editor



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Difficulty: Hard

Frequency: Everytime

Impact: Moderate

Priority: Perhaps

Status: Wish

Problem Type: Design - UI

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