Number: 1505

Date: 26-Jun-84 10':57':12

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: Behavior of LISPXID = colon undocumented in manual

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Description: '
Date': 23 Jun 84 20':00 PDT'
Subject': Lisp': Behavior of LISPXID = colon undocumented in manual.'
Lisp System Date': 19-Jun-84 14':48':49'
Machine': Dorado (Galileo)'
Microcode version': 24,4'
Memory size': 10000'
Frequency': ALways'
Impact': Annoying'
In calls to LISPX, if you specify a LISPXID (prompt character) of ': (colon), then LISPX thinks it has been called from a BREAK, and it handles errors in strange ways.  You get the error message ILLEGAL STACK ARG NIL twice whenever you type a u.b.a. or a CLISP expression.  The documentation on page 8.28 (section 8.7) states "A user can call LISPX specifying any propt character as LISPXID except for *, since in certain cases LISPX must use the value of LISPXID to tell whether or not it was called from the editor."  This should be amended to say "except for * and ':, since  ..." "...called from the editor or the break package."'


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Edit-By: masinter.PA

Edit-Date: 13-Jul-84 18':45':16

Attn: Documentation

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System: Programming Environment

Subsystem: DWIM



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Difficulty: Moderate

Frequency: Everytime

Impact: Annoying

Priority: Perhaps

Status: Open

Problem Type: Documentation

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