Number: 1463

Date: 19-Jun-84 14':31':29

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: Change Bad system datatype names': PLPAGE PMPAGE PFLE PFALLOC PFINFO FCB PageGroup FDEV

Assigned To: 

Attn: Lisp, Roach, Sybalsky

Status: Open


Problem Type: Design - Impl

Impact: Serious

Difficulty: Moderate

Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Hopefully

System: Programming Environment

Subsystem: Record Package



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["Masinter" " 6-Sep-84 14':13':45" Subject': Attn': Difficulty':(Easy->Moderate) Priority':(Absolutely->Hopefully)]

Description: '
Date': 18 Jun 84 13':23 PDT'
Subject': Lisp': Bad DATATYPE names'
cc': lispcore↑'
Lisp System Date':  8-Jun-84 14':13':12'
Machine': Dolphin (6#73#)'
Microcode version': 24,1'
Memory size': 6000'
Frequency': Always'
Impact': Serious'
The current FULL.SYSOUT has a number of VERY dubious choices of names for system datatypes. E.g., GadolKey, LP, SECTOR9, MP, etc etc.'
I feel very strongly that system datatype names should be several characters long (for several >4), not likely to be mistakenly typed by the user and clearly identifiable with the subsystem they belong to. (e.g. LAFITEMSG, PUPSOCKET, etc etc).'
Please change the offending names or withdraw them, by Harmony.'
Date': 18 Jun 84 16':19 PDT'
Subject': Re': Lisp': Bad DATATYPE names'
In-reply-to':''s message of 18 Jun 84 13':23 PDT'
Found the declaration of GadolKey -- it''s on the version of the filesystem on lispcore>sources, but not in the version I am currently preparing; so consider the problem fixed for Harmony; sorry it wasn''t out for Carol.'


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Edit-By: Masinter

Edit-Date:  6-Sep-84 14':13':47