Number: 971

Date:  4-May-84 10':02':13

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: TEDIT.PUT.PCTB should have DONT.UPDATE.PCTB flag

Assigned To: 


Status: Declined


Problem Type: Design - Impl

Impact: Moderate

Difficulty: Moderate

Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Perhaps

System: Text

Subsystem: TEdit



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Disposition: [JDS 5/10':  I talked to Frank; he wants to be able to do TEdit PUTs onto the end of the file he got the original text from.  Since COPYBYTES/COPYCHARS doesn''t allow this, he goes thru an intermediate file--but can''t afford to keep that file around for the life of the session.  Hence, he wants TEdit to work right.  I''m standing in line behind COPYBYTES and decline to patch around it.]

Description: '
Date': 24 Apr 84 22':59 PST'
Subject': TEdit': TEDIT.PUT.PCTB needs don''t update old PCTB flag'
TEdit System Date': 13-Apr-84 11':44':53'
Lisp System Date': 16-Apr-84 12':58':26'
Machine': Dorado (Halasz)'
Microcode version': 24,4'
Memory size': 10000'
Frequency': New Feature'
Impact': Moderate'
TEDIT.PUT.PCTB needs a third argument that is a flag that indicates that the PCTB should not be updated as the file is written.  This would be very helpful when you want to put a TextStream to a new file without changing the files and file positions referred to by the pieces in the PCTB.'
Date': 10 May 84 13':53 PDT'
Subject': AR 971 -- want DONT.UPDATE.PCTB flag'
To': Halasz'
Per our discussion, this request is really a surrogate for your wish to COPYBYTES within a file (which would make TEDIT.PUT.PCTB work properly in your application).'
Since this is properly a bug in COPYBYTES, I''ve marked the problem DECLINED.'


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Edit-By: Sybalsky

Edit-Date: 10-May-84 13':56':17