Number: 1408

Date: 13-Jun-84 13':48':36

Submitter: Sybalsky

Source: Halasz

Subject: When DEFAULTPRINTINGHOST is NIL hardcopy gives bad error message.

Assigned To: Masinter

Attn: Release

Status: Open


Problem Type: 

Impact: Moderate

Difficulty: Easy

Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Perhaps

System: Windows and Graphics

Subsystem: Printing

Machine: 1132


Lisp Version: 10-Jun-84 18':41':09

Source Files: 

Microcode Version: 5124

Memory Size: 4096

File Server: 

Server Software Version: 

Disposition: [fixed -- it now complains appropriately]'
["Masinter" " 1-Sep-84 12':32':03" Source': Assigned% To': Attn': Disposition':]

Description: '
Date': 12 Jun 84 18':01 PDT'
Subject': TEdit': When DEFAULTPRINTINGHOST is NIL and TEdit hardcopy is run - bombs with bad msg ...'
TEdit System Date': 24-May-84 17':31':57'
Lisp System Date':  8-Jun-84 14':02':40'
Machine': Dorado (Halasz)'
Microcode version': 24,4'
Memory size': 10000'
Frequency': Always'
Impact': Moderate'
... which reads something like "Can''t convert a PRESS to a PRESS printer".  Whatever this means, its not a correct error msg.  In the absence of a specified printer (e.g., in the TEDIT.MENU) the HARDCOPY should not proceed if DEFAULTPRINTINGHOST is NIL.  It should give a simnpole error msg indicating that this is the case!!'
[JDS':  I replied that I''d check DEFAULTPRINTINGHOST, but that the error message was coming from lisp, not TEdit.  Hence the hand-off to the printing people]'


Test Case: 

Edit-By: Masinter

Edit-Date:  1-Sep-84 12':32':03