Number: 1860

Date: 15-Aug-84 16':01':50

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: DWIM should not throw away FIXSPELL-ed function name once it figures it out.

Assigned To: 

Attn: vanMelle

Status: Open


Problem Type: Design - UI

Impact: Minor


Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Perhaps

System: Text

Subsystem: TTYIN



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Disposition: [this is a problem with TTYIN; doesn''t happen when LISPXREADFN is READ. Probably should be calling FIXSPELL/SMARTARGLIST with an appropriate TAIL argument to retrieve the correction]'
["Masinter" " 5-Sep-84 17':24':52" Attn': Problem% Type':(Bug->Design% -% UI) Frequency':(->Everytime) System':(Programming% Environment->Text) Subsystem':(DWIM->TTYIN) Disposition':]

Description: '
Date': 14 Aug 84 11':21 PDT'
Subject': Lisp': DWIM being dumb'
Lisp-System-Date': 21-Jun-84 10':50':28'
Machine-Type': Dorado'
Don''t really expect this to be fixed, but I''ll put it in anyway in case someone goes tromping thru DWIM. '
I typed': '
and of course, that didn''t work.  So FIXSPELL hacked around on it, and discovered (BREAKCONNECTION host fast).  It displayed the fn and its args... '
Since (I figured) FIXSPELL knew what I meant, I just completed the sexpr with ''PHYLUM. '
DWIM figured it out once, but instead of caching that info, it threw it away and then couldn''t figure it out a second time.  That is, instead of FIXSPELLing my fn into BREAKCONNECTION, it tried': '
Dumb. '


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Edit-By: Masinter

Edit-Date:  5-Sep-84 17':24':53