Number: 1425

Date: 14-Jun-84 15':07':25

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: remove DWIMIFYENGLISH from system

Assigned To: Masinter


Status: Closed

In/By: Harmony

Problem Type: Design - Impl

Impact: Annoying

Difficulty: Moderate

Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Unlikely

System: Programming Environment

Subsystem: DWIM



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Disposition: [I actually disabled this stuff]'
["Sannella.PA" "21-Aug-84 18':26':33" Attn': Status':(Fixed->Closed) In/By':]

Description: '
Subject':separate out and make separately loadable all DWIMIFYENGLISH '
Description':This is just a misfeature that we should just as soon drop, '
the ability to say things like (if X is a Number then Jump in the river)'
A) it doesn''t work too well'
b) it cruds up the code inside DWIM'
There is hardly any other justification for doing this, since it doesn''t'
seem to get in the way when you don''t use it. That''s why the priority is'
Date': 16 Aug 84 11':42 PDT'
Subject': CLISP English "de-supported"'
To': LispSupport'
For the release message if no AR available on it -- I am de-supporting the ''feature'' of translating English into Lisp documented in the 1978 Interlisp Reference Manual. It is not available as a lispusers package, either.'
Date': 16 Aug 84 16':15':54 PDT (Thursday)'
From': Sannella.PA'
Subject': Re': CLISP English "de-supported"'
In-reply-to': Masinter''s message of 16 Aug 84 11':42 PDT'
To': Masinter'
cc': LispSupport'
Does this mean that the CLISPENG library package is now de-supported too?'
Date': 16-Aug-84 18':47':31 PDT'
Subject': Re': CLISP English "de-supported"'
In-reply-to': Sannella''s message of 16 Aug 84 16':15':54 PDT (Thursday)'
To': Sannella'
cc': Masinter, LispSupport'
yes, CLISPENG is desupported too.'


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Edit-By: Sannella.PA

Edit-Date: 21-Aug-84 18':26':34