Number: 856

Date: 27-Apr-84 20':35':39

Submitter: le.pasa

Source: (Porter at NCR)Dering.pasa

Subject: Dumping BITMAP in list using VARS just prints {BITMAP}#... 

Assigned To: 

Attn: Kaplan,Masinter

Status: Open


Problem Type: Design - UI

Impact: Moderate

Difficulty: Hard

Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Perhaps

System: Programming Environment

Subsystem: File Package



Lisp Version: Fugue 6

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Disposition: [4/30/84 tl]'
["Masinter" " 4-Sep-84 15':10':41" Source': Attn': Status':(Wish->Open) Problem% Type':(Bug->Design% -% UI) Description':]

Description: If a variable is a list, and an element on the list is a bitmap, VARS doesn''t dump it properly -- the list element is just the printname of the bitmap. Maybe PRETTYPRINTYPEMACROS could be set to know about bitmaps?'

Workaround: The simple workaround is to use the UGLYVARS command instead of the VARS command when dumping data structures that might contain bitmaps.

Test Case: 

Edit-By: Masinter

Edit-Date:  4-Sep-84 15':10':43