Number: 1722

Date: 27-Jul-84 16':02':56

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: DIR should recognize quoted filename specifications

Assigned To: Masinter


Status: Closed

In/By: Harmony

Problem Type: Design - UI

Impact: Minor


Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Perhaps

System: Programming Environment

Subsystem: Other



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Disposition: Subject': AR#1722'
To': LispCore↑'
I went in to fix an AR having to do with attempting to (BREAK ''FOO) or (UNBREAK ''FOO) giving absolutely wrong and confusing results.'
I fixed this by defining a primitive NLAMBDA.ARGS (on MACHINEINDEPENDENT) and making most of the type-in-time NLAMBDAs in the system call it to coerce their argument into a usable form.  '
(SEE ''FILE), (TY ''FILE) (BREAK ''FN) (UNADVISE ''FN) (FB ''*.DCOM) etc. Also (DF ''FN) (PF ''FN), which all used not to work, should do so. Also,  LISPX macros and commands which normally take their args unquoted should be able to work with quoted arguments.'
["Sannella.PA" "21-Aug-84 16':17':03" Attn': Status':(Fixed->Closed) In/By':]

Description: '
Date': 25 Jul 84 15':06 PDT'
Subject': Lisp': (DIR) should figure out that ''FN = FN'
Lisp System Date': 24-Jul-84 00':10':36'
Machine': Dorado (Shrager)'
Microcode version': 24,4'
Memory size': 10000'
Frequency': Always'
Impact': Annoying'
DIR should be smart enough to figure out that if I quoted the filename, I didn''t mean it, and should do the right thing instead of erring out.'


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Edit-By: Sannella.PA

Edit-Date: 21-Aug-84 16':17':03